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GridView Control Example

Example Summary and Logic

The goal of the adapter for the GridView control is to create a <table> that is slimmer and better organized than what is produced without the adapter. You could, of course, rewrite this adapter to completely eliminate the <table>, replacing it with a variety of <div> tags, etc. However, a grid, fundamentally, is a table so it seems logical to leave it as such.

The adapted GridView eliminates the use of inline styles. Rows within the <table> are organized into <thead>, <tfoot> and <tbody> sections. These make it easier to read and understand the markup. More importantly, these sections make it easy to create CSS rules that govern the appearance of particular rows within the <table>.


Working Example

What happens when we run the Math methods over and over again? Here are some raw timing statistics.

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Operation Repetitions Total test duration milliseconds Average cost per rep microseconds
Abs 11084 78 7.0489
Acos 52426 31 0.5961
Asin 54093 31 0.5778
Atan 54214 31 0.5763
Atan2 49829 31 0.6273
BigMul 56863 31 0.5493
Ceiling 58796 31 0.5315
Cos 48613 31 0.6429
Cosh 55980 31 0.5583
DivRem 57137 31 0.5469
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HTML Snippets

Snippet of HTML when using the adapters

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<div class="PrettyGridView" id="ctl00_ctl00_MainContent_LiveExample_GridView1">
  <div class="AspNet-GridView">
      <div class="AspNet-GridView-Pagination AspNet-GridView-Top">
        <span>1</span>
        <a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Page$2')">2</a>
        <a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Page$3')">3</a>
      </div>
      <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" summary="">
        <thead>
          <tr>
            <th scope="col"><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Sort$Operation')">Operation</a></th>
            <th scope="col"><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Sort$Reps')">Repetitions</a></th>
            <th scope="col"><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Sort$Duration')">Total test duration milliseconds</a></th>
            <th scope="col"><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Sort$Average')">Average cost per rep microseconds</a></th>
          </tr>
        </thead>
        <tbody>
          <tr>
            <td>Abs</td>
            <td>11084</td>
            <td>78</td>
            <td>7.0489</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>Acos</td>
            <td>52426</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5961</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Asin</td>
            <td>54093</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5778</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>Atan</td>
            <td>54214</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5763</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Atan2</td>
            <td>49829</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.6273</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>BigMul</td>
            <td>56863</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5493</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Ceiling</td>
            <td>58796</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5315</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>Cos</td>
            <td>48613</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.6429</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Cosh</td>
            <td>55980</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5583</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>DivRem</td>
            <td>57137</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5469</td>
          </tr>
        </tbody>
      </table>
      <div class="AspNet-GridView-Pagination AspNet-GridView-Bottom">
        <span>1</span>
        <a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Page$2')">2</a>
        <a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Page$3')">3</a>
      </div>

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</div>

Snippet of HTML when not using the adapters

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<div>
  <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" rules="all" CssSelectorClass="PrettyGridView" border="1" id="ctl00_ctl00_MainContent_LiveExample_GridView1" style="border-collapse:collapse;">
    <tr style="color:Cyan;background-color:#284775;">
      <td colspan="4"><table border="0">
        <tr>
          <td><span>1</span></td><td><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Page$2')" style="color:Cyan;">2</a></td><td><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Page$3')" style="color:Cyan;">3</a></td>
        </tr>
      </table></td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#F7F6F3;background-color:#5D7B9D;font-weight:bold;">
      <th scope="col"><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Sort$Operation')" style="color:#F7F6F3;">Operation</a></th><th scope="col"><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Sort$Reps')" style="color:#F7F6F3;">Repetitions</a></th><th scope="col"><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Sort$Duration')" style="color:#F7F6F3;">Total test duration milliseconds</a></th><th scope="col"><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Sort$Average')" style="color:#F7F6F3;">Average cost per rep microseconds</a></th>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Abs</td><td>11084</td><td>78</td><td>7.0489</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>Acos</td><td>52426</td><td>31</td><td>0.5961</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Asin</td><td>54093</td><td>31</td><td>0.5778</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>Atan</td><td>54214</td><td>31</td><td>0.5763</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Atan2</td><td>49829</td><td>31</td><td>0.6273</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>BigMul</td><td>56863</td><td>31</td><td>0.5493</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Ceiling</td><td>58796</td><td>31</td><td>0.5315</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>Cos</td><td>48613</td><td>31</td><td>0.6429</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Cosh</td><td>55980</td><td>31</td><td>0.5583</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>DivRem</td><td>57137</td><td>31</td><td>0.5469</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:Cyan;background-color:#284775;">
      <td colspan="4"><table border="0">
        <tr>
          <td><span>1</span></td><td><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Page$2')" style="color:Cyan;">2</a></td><td><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Page$3')" style="color:Cyan;">3</a></td>
        </tr>
      </table></td>
    </tr>
  </table>
</div>