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Archive for October 16th, 2008

Database Driven XmlDataSource

C01H0047 I saw a question on Twitter a couple of days ago asking for an easy-to-use Menu control for ASP.NET.  I responded by asking what was wrong with the one that is built into ASP.NET 2.0 and above.

I never got a satisfactory answer.

The only real problem I’ve had with either the Menu control or the Tree control in .NET is that both of them expect an XMLDataSource.  But what if you want to generate the information from data in a database?

Obviously, you need to do some sort of translation.  And with the help of the XML DOM classes available in .NET, this is easy to do.

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