I am using Visual Studio 2008 and thereby utilizing the ASP.NET AJAX plumbing that comes along with it.
Step 1: Open VS 2008. Click File > New > Website. Choose ASP.NET Website from the list of installed template, choose target platform as .NET Framework 3.5, choose the desired language and enter the location where you would like to store the website on your FileSystem. I have created a folder called VS2008 Projects, so the location over here is C:\VS2008 Projects\ GridViewPaginUsingSliderExtender. After typing the location, click OK.
Step 2: Open Default.aspx. Switch to the Design mode of Default.aspx. Open the toolbox (Ctrl+Alt+X) > Data Tab > Drag and drop a SqlDataSource control on to the form. Click on the smart tag or right click SqlDataSource > Show Smart Tag > ‘Configure Data Source’ wizard. Click on ‘New Connection’ to open the ‘Add Connection’. Type your ‘Server Name’ and ‘Select a database Name’ to connect to. Over here, I have used (local) as the ‘ServerName’ and the database I am connecting to, is Northwind. Click on ‘Test Connection’ to make sure that there are no errors while connecting to the server. Click Ok.
Step 3: In the ‘Configure Data Source’, click ‘Next’. An option will be displayed to save the connection string to the configuration file. Select the checkbox ‘Yes, save this connection as:’, type a name for the connectionstring ‘NorthwindConnectionString’ and click Next.
Step 4: In the ‘Configure Select Statement’ > select ‘Specify Columns from Tables or Views’ radiobutton > Select ‘Alphabetical list of products’ View in the Name and choose ProductID, ProductName, QuantityPerUnit, UnitPrice, UnitsInStock and CategoryName. Click Next > ‘Test Query’ to preview data > click Finish. The wizard adds a SqlDataSource control to the page as shown below.
<asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server"
ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthwindConnectionString %>"
SelectCommand="SELECT [ProductID], [ProductName], [QuantityPerUnit], [UnitPrice], [UnitsInStock], [CategoryName] FROM [Alphabetical list of products]">
If you check your web.config, the connection string is added as shown below:
<add name="NorthwindConnectionString" connectionString="Data Source=(local);Initial Catalog=Northwind;Integrated Security=True" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient"/>
Step 5: Now add a <ScriptManager> control to the page and then an <UpdatePanel>. Inside the <UpdatePanel>, add a GridView(GridView1) control, set the data source property of the GridView to the 'SqlDataSource1' and ‘AutoGenerateColumns’ property to false. After defining the columns on the GridView, the markup will look similar to the following:
<form id="form1" runat="server">
<asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server">
<asp:UpdatePanel ID="UpdPanel1" runat="server">