I found if I use Frontpage, etc to create a static table, I can change the background images easily. But with ASP.NET server control, I found I can't set the background images to the returing server produced tables. (I can change the background color though). Any idea about that? The reason I want this is because i have an application where the returned table will occupy half of the page area. I want to make this table fancier, more consistant with background. Seems I can't do everything as I did to make a fancy table as I did to static tables when I used Frontpage, DreamWeaver, etc. Thanks for any suggestions.