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how to allow paging for datalist ?

hi
how can i deal with datalist paging
i need full asp.net code to solve it ... i tried to solve it , but it didn't work with me ... i dont know why :(
i want to know how can i show a fixed number of rows in the page
for e.g  ( 6 rows per page )
thnx for help
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ethothsCommented:
<asp:DataGrid ID="m_dgReports" runat="server" AllowPaging="True" PageSize="6">
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thaeraliAuthor Commented:
mmmm i think u read my question quickly ... bcoze i asked about datalist not datagrid
i think its clear now :)
 
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ethothsCommented:
datalist does not supports paging.

You can page the data but you'd need to write sal to pull only the data required. Then add hyperlinks to the page to more to the next a previous pages. Of courcse you need to detect what page you are on and how many pages there are. Finally to need to make sure that the last page only shows the last page of data and not the last full page of data (105 row in databse witha page size of 10 would give 11 pages the last of whihg should only have 5 rows on it).

You can do that or you can just use a datagrid. Using the appropriate css you can make a datagrid look just like a datalist but you get the paging (and sorting) thrown in.
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thaeraliAuthor Commented:
aha i understand what u said , and its a good solution , but as i know maybe there is a certain Technique to solve it ...
but really i don't know how ???
anyway thnx for help
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ethothsCommented:
No there isn't - really. That's why they invented the datagrid. Don't worry about the table like appearance of the grid - you can get rid of it using using styles.
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thaeraliAuthor Commented:
mmmm so u advice me to use ur solution ..
i.e using table instade of datalist
explain more plz
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ethothsCommented:
No I said use a datagrid. The datagrid is rendered as a table in HTML but that does not mean it has to look like a table. Many pages on the web use tables for page layout (this one included) and they don't all look like tables of data. I suggest that if you need paging you need to use a datagrid rather than a datalist.

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thaeraliAuthor Commented:
aha ok
but the problem is i need the form of datalist not datagrid ..
bcoze the datagrid layout is unchangable ,so u can't form the layout that u want unless using table or datalist
for e.g
do u see the form of this current page , which includes my question above and the comments down
i want to program like this page ...  in this shape

i wish u understand me ..
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ethothsCommented:
1) Turn off auto generate columns.
2) make your datagrid a single column
3) In the template for this column put the html needed to draw the tables to give the loyout you want
4) data-nind you data to html elements in this template.

You could also use an alternating row template if you wanted to have a different layout on each page.
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thaeraliAuthor Commented:
he man u r grate thnx alot :)
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