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Need to build a repeater purely in code

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I need help adding a repeater to my custom control in code.

I have created a custom control that draws a html panel to the screen.

I want to add a menu in the panel which will basically be a repeater
reading from an xml file.

so far I have this

protected override void CreateChildControls()
//Clear control state

//make sure file name has been provided

//get data from xml file
//map the path to the menu xml file
string filePath = HttpContext.Current.Request.MapPath(_menufilePath) ;

//read xml file into DS
DataSet MenuDS = new DataSet();

//create a new Repeater control and assign its
//data source
Repeater r = new Repeater();
r.DataSource = MenuDS;

//Stuck here
//How do I define my template and bind data to it


//add the Repeater control to the collection

//indicate that we have created child controls

The above code works fine.. but now I need to know how to hard code
the template for the repeater and how to bind the data to it.

Can anyone help?

The xml file contains the following structure
<Alt>Return to homepage</Alt>
<Alt>Go somewhere else</Alt>

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