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Default Paging in listview, using paging in stored procedures

Has anyone successfully used a ListView control instead of a GridView in theBeerHouse, and maintaining the paging used in the stored procedures?

Just hooking it up to a DataPager control would, in theory, mean that all records would be retrieved, which is not the meaning in theBeerHouse. (I say "in theory", because I haven't been able to compile and test the things I have tried so far)

My idea was to somehow set the value for PageSize and PageIndex in the ObjectDataSource, from the values in the DataPager, based on a buttons CommandValue, or from a number in the NumericPagerField.

I noticed that the ObjectDataSource has the "MaximumRowsParameterName" and "StartRowIndexParameterName" properties, which can be used when paging is enabled.

These would be set to PageSize and PageIndex, as parameters for ex. GetArticles right? Is it possible to set these parameter values based on the values from the DataPager, and keep track of them in ViewState?

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Yes, I've replaced the GridView in the ArticlesListing.ascx user control.

It is a little tricky replicating the exact behavior of the GridView (making the pager disappear when all records are displayed; doing the location highlighting, resetting the page index) but it is all doable. I plan to write a blog post or two on the ListView in the very near future.

Fortunately however, server-side paging is not tricky at all.

If you have an ObjectDataSource with paging enabled = true (you do) and the Select method you indicate for it has paging parameters named startRowIndex and maximumRows (it does), then you are all set.

The DataPager has read-only properties named StartRowIndex and MaximumRows. Their values will automatically be passed to the ODS Select method as arguments for the startRowIndex and maximumRows parameters. You don't have to do this manually at all. (In fact, you can't, because the buttons in the DataPager do not have CommandValues, only CommandNames.)

DataPager values are also automatically tracked in ViewState.
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I'm interested in replacing my GridViews with ListViews, did you ever get round to writing the blog post your mentioned, or can you share how to do this?


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