A sample to help in other samples related DataSource

There are quite a few times, when I get an issue related with a specific DataControl and I want to bind it to a datasource. All geared up and with full enthusiasm, I start dealing with the issue... and DARN... I find that I did something awfully bad with my SQL Server during my last case!! So now, instead of fixing my core issue, I end up fixing my SQL Server. Since we don't really like digressing from the main issue I am posting this entry on my blog so that I could keep it handy and instead of fixing the SQL server, I can concentrate on fixing the root cause of the issue. By the way, SQL server rocks... more often than not, it is my bad that I end up doing something silly against it Happy

SamplePage1.aspx in C#

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">
    public class SampleDataSource
        DataTable dt;
        public SampleDataSource()
            dt = new DataTable();
            dt.Columns.Add("ID", typeof(int));
            dt.Columns.Add("Name", typeof(string));
            dt.Columns.Add("Description", typeof(string));
            dt.Columns.Add("Address", typeof(string));
            for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++)
                DataRow dr;
                dr = dt.NewRow();
                dr["ID"] = i;
                dr["Name"] = "Some Name " + i.ToString();
                dr["Description"] = "Some Description " + i.ToString();
                dr["Address"] = "Some Address " + i.ToString();
        public DataTable DataSource
                return this.dt;
    protected void Populate_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        SampleDataSource s = new SampleDataSource();
        GridView1.DataSource = s.DataSource;
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" Width="50%" runat="server">
        <asp:Button ID="Populate" runat="server" Text="Populate" onclick="Populate_Click" />

SamplePage2.aspx in VB.NET

<%@ Page Language="VB" %>
Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
script runat="server">
    Public Class SampleDataSource
        Dim dt As DataTable
        Public Sub New()
            Dim i As Integer
            dt = New DataTable
            dt.Columns.Add("ID", GetType(Integer))
            dt.Columns.Add("Name", GetType(String))
            dt.Columns.Add("Description", GetType(String))
            dt.Columns.Add("Address", GetType(String))
            For i = 0 To 10
                Dim dr As DataRow
                dr = dt.NewRow
                dr("ID") = i
                dr("Name") = "Some Name " + i.ToString()
                dr("Description") = "Some Description " + i.ToString()
                dr("Address") = "Some Address " + i.ToString()
        End Sub
        Public ReadOnly Property DS() As DataTable
                Return dt
            End Get
        End Property
    End Class
    Protected Sub btnPopulate_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        Dim sd As New SampleDataSource()
        dgSample.DataSource = sd.DS
    End Sub
html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <asp:GridView ID="dgSample" width="50%" runat="server"></asp:GridView>
        <asp:Button ID="btnPopulate" Text="Populate" runat="server" onclick="btnPopulate_Click" />

I know this might not be helpful to most of you at all since this code doesn't do much by itself. I have certain samples to do, and may be in future, this post will help me and some of my folks here while troubleshooting!

Until next time Wave

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