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What should i replace my access listbox with on ASPX page?

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Imaged below is how my i did my access database.

When you typed in a model (that there were many of) it would populate a list box with all those models and let the user select one to display it.

listbox
Well, now im trying to figure out how to implement this on my ASPX page. Im using Visual Studio 2010

I have looked at listbox's and realized they dont use columns. Then i tried a listview but i couldn't get the format i was wanting.

What is best for this?
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The asp.net GridView webcontrol would seem to meet your requirements.
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Can a gridview be only displayed when search button is clicked? AND be on top of everything else?

Also i assume the rows in gridvew are clickable?
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Yes you can control the visibility of the gridview using its visible property and therefore only make it visible once you have populated it with the search results.
Not sure what you mean by on top of everything else?

You can make rows clickable but it takes some work, this article will help you out :

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/15677/Clickable-and-Double-Clickable-Rows-with-GridView
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Can a gridview be only displayed when search button is clicked? AND be on top of everything else?
Sure. ASP.net is very dynamic. I do a lot with Access. I wish Access was as dynamic as ASP>NET.  

.NET is so different that Access. You basically have to forget everything you know about hoe to do stuff with Access an learn the >NET way.  It is hard to do at first. Once I made the transition in thinking to the .NET way it was much easier going.  

The Gridview is commonly used in .NET apps doe many things. Access does not have a built in grid control.  >NET does not has a sub form like in Access.   I use a grid control as like you would use a for sub form in Access.  I also use a Grid control in Access in place of a list box.

For some screenshots of how a grid control can be used in ASP>NET see this: http://www.syncfusion.com/products/aspnet/grid

EDIT: Oops ... took to long to answer. Got a phone call to see if I surviced the Tornadoes in Oklahoma City today.  It was just a few miles away!
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im trying to set my gridview to overlap all my textbox's and labels but cant.

im tried using relative layout and z-index but its not working.

is it possible?
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by:Paul Jackson
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Look at using the asp.net panel control, put your textboxes and labels on one panel and the gridview on another, then you can use the panels visible property to control the visibility of the panels.

http://asp-net-example.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/how-to-show-hide-visible-panel.html
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Nevermind. I got it.

Needed a div container
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Thank you both for your feedback. helped a lot!
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