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Im developing in Visual Web Developer 05

A req is the user be able to edit, delete and add a new Centers via the application.

So what Ive done is have a master page with some options, including maintain centers.

The user clicks this and goes to the maintain centers page


Now to the .net controls.....the gridview is awesome - I can configure it to edit, delete & it looks good & displays lots of results. But no option to add new.

The form view is cool - edit, delete, new....  but I can only get it to display one centre at a time. And cant configure the colour


So any ideas? I guess my long winded ramblings breaks down to 2 questions.

1. Can I have a new option on a gridview

2.  Can I configure a form view to display more results per page, and look better, more like a gridview

No rush on this one. Many thanks
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There is a "New" option on the gridview.  Take a look at this link which tells you how to go about doing that.  It is pretty cool:

http://www.asp.net/learn/dataaccess/tutorial53vb.aspx?tabid=63

I have tried it and it works great.

A form view can only display one record at a time and it can be difficult to configure the colours.  I would stick with the GridView unless you need to display the insert fields from top to bottom rather than left to right.

Until I found the link above, I would create a grid view with a form view under it.  In the form view's item template i would just have the "insert" button.  On the InsertItem template I would have the items displayed from top to bottom.  Then after insert I would refresh the grid view.  This looks great, better than the grid view insert when the fields are so long that you are scrolling right for a mile on the grid view.  good luck...a
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Awesome thats exactly what I wanted! Thank you!
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Any time my man...a
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