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datalist not showing generic list of strings

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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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by:Kevin Cross
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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
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by:TKOTC
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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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jentel2 earned 0 total points
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I removed the issue by using a gridview and creating a class.
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by:Kevin Cross
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Great!

Glad you solved it.

Regards,
Kevin
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