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VB Power Pack 3.0 – DataRepeater Control

Posted by denglishbi on February 23, 2008

I know this isn’t BI or database related, but I still enjoy checking out the development stuff from time-to-time.  The VB team has released a new Power Pack for Visual Basic and the new item that they have added is the DataRepeater control.  Very cool.  This allows you to drag-and-drop a dataset within the control and lay the data out the way you want it displayed.  You are not restricted like with a grid control.  You can put the data in a vertical or horizontal format and then in runtime the data will simply be repeated within the control for each row just like you placed it on the form. 

Check out a quick 9 minute video on it on the MSDN “How Do I” Videos site if you are interested in this new control.

Watch the screencast(WMV)  Go to the main site for this video to download it or get the code – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/cc411420.aspx.

Check out other great videos here – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/bb466226.aspx.

One Response to “VB Power Pack 3.0 – DataRepeater Control”

  1. Tom said

    The new DataRepeater seems to be a tool that i could use frequently. Unfortunately, although I can display a file, I am unable to update that file. As the video shows, it should be a snap. In Visual Studio 2008 professional, I had to modify the files Table Adapter to enable editing and updating. Even with this, after the save , an error 42000 appears, having to do with the SQL commands which were produced by the system. I am at a loss….

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