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what are the differences between Datalist DataGrid and datarepeater ?

Posted By :nishithraj     Posted Date :December 28, 2009    Points :10   Category :ASP.Net 
DataList
*Has table appearence by default
*Has no autoformat option
*has no default paging & sorting options
*can define separators between elements using template
DataGrid
*Has a grid appearence by default
*has a autoformat option
*has default paging and sorting
*has no separator between elements
DataRepeater
simple,read-only output, has no built in support for selecting or editing items, has no DEFAULT APPEARENCE,
has no default paging.

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