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Israel Richner
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      10-25-2006
Ok, you've all be very helpful.

Thanks,
Izzy

BillE wrote:
> I think the repeater is best, but you can build a table dynamically:
> dim t as new Table
> dim r as new TableRow
> dim c as new TableCell
> dim l as new Label
> l.text = "label"
> c.controls.add(l)
> r.cells.add(c)
> t.rows.ad(r)
> Panel1.controls.add(t)
>
>
> "Israel Richner" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed) ups.com...
> > Does everyone agree the repeater control is the best solution?
> >
> > My original plan was to build a html string in the code behind page
> > when the DataReader was reading the employment history. Then dump that
> > on the page, my only hurdle was figuring out how to tell the
> > Response.Write(strHTML) to place the data where I wanted it. The
> > formating would be handled in the .css file.
> >
> > To be clear when the DataReader finished reading the records I would
> > have a string variable with the following value:
> >
> > "<table><tr><dt>Employer Name: Some Company</td><td>Start Date: Some
> > date</td></tr></table>"
> >
> > Obviously there is more data then that, but you get the idea.
> >
> > I'm looking for the most efficient way of handling data.
> >
> > So the question now is, is the repeater control the best method? Or is
> > Response.Write(strHTML) the best method?
> >
> > Thanks everyone,
> > Izzy
> >
> > Flinky Wisty Pomm wrote:
> >> ASP:Repeater - when all else fails. I use the repeater control more
> >> than any other databound control because you get loads of scope for
> >> mucking around with the format of your HTML.
> >>
> >> <asp:repeater runat="server">
> >> <HeaderTemplate>
> >> <h2>Employment History</h2>
> >> <div id="employmentHistory">
> >> </HeaderTemplate>
> >>
> >> <ItemTemplate>
> >> <table>
> >> ...
> >> </table>
> >> </ItemTemplate>
> >>
> >> <FooterTemplate>
> >> </div>
> >> </FooterTemplate>
> >>
> >> </asp:Repeater>
> >>
> >>
> >> Israel Richner wrote:
> >>
> >> > I think maybe I was too vague in my description. Here is what I'll be
> >> > doing, I wrote this site using ASP.NET 2.0 www.svtn.com. If you
> >> > navigate to the employment page you'll see an online application for
> >> > drivers to apply online.
> >> >
> >> > It was secured using SSL but it's not now. Long story.
> >> >
> >> > Anyway, currently when a driver fills out the application and fills in
> >> > all required fields the data is inserted into 2 tables.
> >> >
> >> > tbl_Applications
> >> > tbl_EmploymentHistory
> >> >
> >> > Once that happens the "Confirmation" page loads querying for the data
> >> > and creating a crystal report which looks like an employment
> >> > application. The crystal report is loaded into a crystal report viewer
> >> > on the page.
> >> >
> >> > Once the driver reviews the information and clicks submit a second
> >> > time, a pdf file gets created and then attached to an email and sent to
> >> > HR
> >> >
> >> > I no longer want the website creating the pdf files, for security and
> >> > maintenance reasons, I wrote a windows service which queries the table
> >> > looking for new applications. This windows service handles creating the
> >> > pdf and emails it to HR. I only want the website saving the data once
> >> > it's confirmed to be accurate.
> >> >
> >> > So to replace the "Confirmation" page crystal report viewer, I need to
> >> > display the data so that it looks like an employment application.
> >> > I don't know how much employment history is filled out, could be 2 or 3
> >> > or 4.
> >> > I don't think a datagrid will work here because the date won't be
> >> > displayed horizontally, it will look more like this.
> >> >
> >> > Comany Name: Start Date:
> >> > Address: End Date:
> >> > City: State: Zip:
> >> >
> >> > This format will repeat over and over again for each prior employer.
> >> >
> >> > I do have some books, I plan to get my MCSD eventually. Just need to
> >> > find time to read them.
> >> >
> >> > How would you guys accomplish this task?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > sloan wrote:
> >> > > Izzy,
> >> > >
> >> > > Its bad mojo to bring asp thinking to DotNet.
> >> > > At least I think that is what you're doing. I'm not sure, but
> >> > > hopefully this
> >> > > can help.
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > Here is some help:
> >> > > If you want to use dynamic columns for your datasource, then you
> >> > > should
> >> > > dynamically create your DataGrid.
> >> > >
> >> > > Do a google search for
> >> > >
> >> > > datagrid "new BoundColumn"
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > Here is some code I pulled from a hit (using that google search)
> >> > >
> >> > > public void TestHyperLinkColumn()
> >> > > {
> >> > > // First add a simple bound column
> >> > > BoundColumn nameColumn = new BoundColumn();
> >> > > nameColumn.DataField = "ProductName";
> >> > > nameColumn.DataFormatString = "{0}";
> >> > > nameColumn.HeaderText = "Product";
> >> > >
> >> > > // Now add the HyperLink column
> >> > > HyperLinkColumn linkColumn = new HyperLinkColumn();
> >> > > linkColumn.DataTextField = "ProductName";
> >> > > linkColumn.DataTextFormatString = "{0} Details";
> >> > > linkColumn.DataNavigateUrlField = "ProductID";
> >> > > linkColumn.DataNavigateUrlFormatString =
> >> > > "/MyApp/ProductDetails.aspx={0}";
> >> > > linkColumn.HeaderText = "Details";
> >> > >
> >> > > // Add the link in a BoundColumn
> >> > > // where the text can be the same for all rows
> >> > > BoundColumn blinkColumn = new BoundColumn();
> >> > > blinkColumn.DataField = "ProductID";
> >> > > blinkColumn.DataFormatString =
> >> > > "<a href='/MyApp/ProductDetails.aspx={0}'>Details</a>";
> >> > > blinkColumn.HeaderText = "Details";
> >> > >
> >> > > DataGrid1.Columns.Add(nameColumn);
> >> > > DataGrid1.Columns.Add(linkColumn);
> >> > > DataGrid1.Columns.Add(blinkColumn);
> >> > > DataGrid1.AutoGenerateColumns = false;
> >> > >
> >> > > DataTable dt = GetNorthwindProductTable();
> >> > > DataGrid1.DataSource = dt;
> >> > > DataGrid1.DataBind();
> >> > >
> >> > > }
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > NOW.. if you want the datagrid to show up at a specific place, then
> >> > > just
> >> > > DRAG one onto the aspx page.
> >> > > Assume (from above) that DataGrid1 has already been dragged onto your
> >> > > form.
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > "Israel Richner" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> > > news:(E-Mail Removed) ups.com...
> >> > > > I have to build the table dynamically because the number of records
> >> > > > are
> >> > > > unknown. So I won't know how many controls I need until the reader
> >> > > > is
> >> > > > finished.
> >> > > >
> >> > > > How would I accomplish this?
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Thanks for the reply!
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Izzy
> >> > > >
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Jesse Liberty wrote:
> >> > > > > First, while you can do what you are suggesting, you typically
> >> > > > > would
> >> > > place
> >> > > > > an asp control into the table cell, and then you would write your
> >> > > > > data
> >> > > to
> >> > > > > the text field or to an another appropriate property of that
> >> > > > > control.
> >> > > For
> >> > > > > example, you might write
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > > "<table><tr><td><asp:label id="mylabel"
> >> > > runat="server"></td></tr></table>"
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > then in your code you can write
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > mylabel.Text = myTable.Row[0]["NameColumn"];
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > but all of this is assuming quite a bit about asp.net controls
> >> > > > > and
> >> > > adolnet
> >> > > > > controls and quite a bit more. I strongly recommend that you find
> >> > > > > a book
> >> > > > > that takes you through asp.net in a bit more orderly fashion so
> >> > > > > that it
> >> > > > > doesn't all seem like such a muddle.
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > There are quite a few out there (I happen to like the O'Reilly
> >> > > > > book
> >> > > > > Programming ASP.NET 2nd Edition, but I know the author). Go to a
> >> > > > > good
> >> > > book
> >> > > > > store and read through a couple; it will be time and money well
> >> > > > > spent.
> >> > > Find
> >> > > > > one that meets your style and needs and that tells the story step
> >> > > > > by
> >> > > step
> >> > > > > but that focuses on the issues you care about.
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > Best of luck.
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > -j
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > --
> >> > > > > Jesse Liberty
> >> > > > > Microsoft MVP
> >> > > > > Author/ Programmer
> >> > > > > http://www.LibertyAssociates.com
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > "Israel Richner" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> > > > > news:(E-Mail Removed) ups.com...
> >> > > > > > How do I write information to a specific location on a web page
> >> > > > > > from
> >> > > > > > the code behind page?
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > For instance I have 2 controls on my web form, in the code
> >> > > > > > behind page
> >> > > > > > I query a database and read the results with a data reader.
> >> > > > > > While
> >> > > > > > reading the records I format it into an html string like
> >> > > > > > "<table><tr><td>[inserted reader data]</td></tr></table>"
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > I know I can use Response.Write(string) but how do I control
> >> > > > > > where
> >> > > that
> >> > > > > > new table gets written too? I want it placed between the two
> >> > > > > > controls
> >> > > > > > on the form.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > What am I missing?
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Izzy
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > >

> >


 
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