Using Data Controls Without Using ObjectDataSource Control


I've been looking on the Internet for a tutorial that would show me how to use the data conrols (FormView, GridView etc) without using an ObjectDataSource (or any other data source control).

 The reason is that I want to use a formview and gridview from within another formview control to create a single form  that would allow me to insert, update and delete an order and its order details at the same time.

I thought that this could be achieved by having a DataSet containing two DataTable objects in the code-behind with the Order DataTable containing one row to represent the order and the second DataTable containing the Order Details for that single order and manually insert, update, and delete from the single form and then pass the whole DataSet back to my BLL.

I was wondering if anyone knew of any tutorials or books that would show me how to do this.  I've followed Scott Mitchell's tutorials on this site, but he uses the ObjectDataSource whenever he uses the FormView or GridView and I can't see any way to do it with the ObjeectDataSource, unless you can bind it directly to a DataTable.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,


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3/29/2009 1:51:01 PM

Thanks Danny, I'll have a look and see what I can find.


3/29/2009 2:08:10 PM

I've found the article below and I think that this will give me the information that I need.  I've posted it in case anyone else needs to do this.


3/29/2009 3:17:18 PM

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