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VB.NET ASPX e-mail form, need repeating data

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I have made dozens of forms in VB.NET on ASPX pages that e-mail information entered in a web form, but I have an unusual situation.

I need a form that has a repeating subgroup of data.  For example, I have:

NAME:
PHONE:
ADDRESS:

ITEM 1:
ITEM 2:
...
ITEM X:

So a group of fields are entered one time, but then there needs to be the ability to enter an infinite number of items.

I had initially thought of having perhaps 5 ITEM rows available, with an "Add ITEM" button that would add a 6th, 7th, 8th row, etc. but then I would be storing all this information in arrays, and I'm not quite sure where to start on that, or if that is the right path to go down.  I also know I can do this with a database form and back-end but to do it where all the data is simply stored on the form until it's processed and inserted into an e-mail is vexing me.

Any advice on where to look for hints on starting would be appreciated.  I'm programming this using VB.NET for our ASPX pages.
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You can use a DataGridView and a in memory DataTable. You do not need a database backend.

http://www.devasp.net/net/articles/display/184.html
http://www.sitepoint.com/article/net-shopping-cart-datatables/
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