In the March 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, in our Extreme ASP.NET column, Fritz Onion explains how the new ListView control can literally replace all other data-binding controls in ASP.NET. Fritz demonstrates how ListView makes several data-binding tasks much easier than they were with previous controls, including styling with CSS, flexible pagination, and the full complement of sorting, inserting, deleting, and updating features.

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Back in the January 2008 issue, Fritz explored techniques for building custom server controls that encapsulate Silverlight content. Wrapping Silverlight content into a custom ASP.NET control makes integrating Silverlight content as easy as using any other server-side control, and the process of adding handlers, setting properties, and calling methods on the Silverlight control is exactly the same as with any other control.

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