'DataItem' is not a member of 'System.Web.UI.Control'

I was going through the "WEb Matrix Guided Tour" and ran across the following error when I tried to do the section "ASP.NET Pages with Data (SQL Server/MSDE) DataList and Templates".  I went through it three times and can not get past this point.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  

PS: Rookie to this, so please be kind!!!

Server Error in '/' Application.
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Compilation Error
Description: An error occurred during the compilation of a resource required to service this request. Please review the following specific error details and modify your source code appropriately.
Compiler Error Message: BC30456: 'DataItem' is not a member of 'System.Web.UI.Control'.
Source Error:

Line 47: <ITEMTEMPLATE>
Line 48: <p>
Line 49: First Name: <asp:Label id="Label1" runat="server" text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "FirstName") %>'></asp:Label>
Line 50: <br />
Line 51: </p>

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gunnysack263
8/21/2004 5:55:30 AM
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It seems that the Container in your case is pointing to the wrong control, which possibly has to do with the structure of the markup language. A typical example of a right structure is this one:

<asp:DataList id="dl" runat="server">

<ItemTemplate>
<asp:Label id="lbl" runat="server" text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "FirstName") %>' />
</ItemTemplate>
</asp:DataList>

Please check whether this matches your general structure.
Bart De Smet [MVP]



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bdesmet
8/21/2004 10:38:04 AM
Right on!   The </aspDataList> command was in the wrong spot.  I will call you Bart De Smart for now on!  Thanks!
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gunnysack263
8/21/2004 2:26:51 PM
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