This walkthrough shows you how to create and bind WebGrid to an ISDataSource control.
During this walkthrough, you will learn how to do the following:
- Use ISDataSource.
- Use SmartTag to set DataSource.
- Use DataSourceConfigurationWizard to set the Database and table.
In order to complete this walkthrough, you will need the following:
- Access to the Microsoft Access Northwind database.
- Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010 Application.
To create new web application and bind WebGrid to ISDataSource
- Launch Visual Studio.NET 2008.
- Click on File menu, then select New and click Web Site.
- Select ASP.NET Web Site in the Template box and set Location to HTTP.
- Named the Web Site and click OK.
- Right-click on Project's name and select Add New Item.
- Select Intersoft AppForm in the My Templates box and named it as Walkthrough.aspx.
- Drag WebGrid instance from ToolBar to WebForm.
- In the Solution Explorer, right-click on App_Data and select Add Existing Item.
- Browse and add NorthWind.mdb in C:\Program Files\Intersoft Solutions\Data (Default installation folder).
- Click the SmartTag on the upper right of the WebGrid.
- In Choose Data Source field, choose <New data source...>.
- In Data Source Configuration Wizard, choose ISDataSource and click OK.
- Select the Schema Type that you want to use and click Next.
- Add two or more tables required and click Finish.
- Then, choose Retrieve Hierarchical Structure action in Connected to Data Source Control Wizard and click OK.
- Run the project and the WebGrid should look like following.