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If the datalist is empty show a error message

I have a search funtion on my website that binds the results to a datalist.  Is it possible to count the results and if the results quals '0' write a error message such as 'No results found please try again' to the screen in a label perhaps??

Not really sure where to start with this one.

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Yep as above but put a label or literal in place where you want the message to appear and then replace //your message above with YourLiteral.Text = "No results returned" or something simillar.
Do remember to set EnableViewState to false for this control though!
How do you bind your DataList?
this link might also provide you some insites
http://forums.asp.net/p/1077040/1584485.aspx