Drag and Drop Data Access

You can easily create a dynamic, database-driven Web page simply by dragging and dropping data controls onto a page. By taking advantage of the new ASP.NET 2.0 data source controls, you can easily connect to a databases, retrieve database records, and update database records without writing any code--or even having Visual Studio write any code for you. Data source controls bind to all kinds of databases, and then become the sources of data to be used by new data display controls such as GridView, which no longer need to work directly against a dataset or other store. If you want to display all the records from a Microsoft SQL Server database in a Web page, for example, you simply need to drag two controls onto the page: a SqlDataSource control and a GridView control. By setting a few properties of these controls, you can automatically retrieve and display the records in a Web page.

Just drag and drop two controls to create a database-driven web page in ASP.NET 2.0