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Old July 14th, 2004, 06:55 AM
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Default Designing repeater controls

Hi,

Can I drag & drop components on to a repeater control frame or does the repeater control just give me an HTML framework in which I have to place my HTML manually (ie in the HTML pane ) ???

I want to design a repeating row of text labels and buttons eg.

<text field> <text field> <button> <text field> <button>
<text field> <text field> <button> <text field> <button>
<text field> <text field> <button> <text field> <button>

Should I use a repeater and manually insert HTML code?
Should I design my own component and insert it inside a repeater?
Can I drag/drop text label and button components onto a repeater?

What would be the best practice for something like this?

Cheers muchly.



 
Old July 14th, 2004, 04:52 PM
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Hello,

The repeater only supports the HTML view, but you can drag-drop the component in the HTML view and the HTML will be created for you, so it helps.

Custom or composite controls are all about code reuse, and it would also minimize the total code in the page, so if you want to create a custom control, but it's up to you to determine if it's worth coding.

Brian
 
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As Brian says, custom/composite controls (user and server controls) are all about code reuse, but keep in mind that if you are just using this control setup in a repeater control, the repeater is handling the "reuse" of the control layout. Unless you are going to need this exact same control layout in a different place (not just a repeated structure) you don't have to create such a custom control. And the time to create it might not be necessary.





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