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datalist not showing generic list of strings

jentel2
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Using .NET 3.5.

I have a datalist in a web page and I am trying to databind it to a List<string> but nothing is showing. The html source is showing an empty html table.

I am doing something simple. What am I missing?
  List<string> list = new List<string>();
            list.Add("test");
            dlDSN.DataSource = list.ToArray();
//          dlDSN.DataSource = list;
            dlDSN.DataBind();
Result html:
 
<TABLE id=dlDSN style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" cellSpacing=0 border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR>
<TD></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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Kevin CrossChief Technology Officer
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Commented:
From my understanding, this is the proper approach (the one you have commented):
dlDSN.DataSource = list;

Here is an example using ArrayList:
http://www.mikepope.com/blog/AddComment.aspx?blogid=1419

Commented:
Can you show how you have created your <asp:DataList> element. Have you turned on the Auto-Generate columns or created an ItemTemplate for your data?
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Commented:
Great!

Glad you solved it.

Regards,
Kevin

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