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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 32854 31 0.9511
Acos 53460 31 0.5849
Asin 55082 31 0.5669
Atan 56311 31 0.5549
Atan2 50283 31 0.6215
BigMul 55429 31 0.5637
Ceiling 58868 31 0.5309
Cos 48979 31 0.6380
Cosh 52409 31 0.5963
DivRem 59566 31 0.5245
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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$Average')">Average cost per rep microseconds</a></th>
          </tr>
        </thead>
        <tbody>
          <tr>
            <td>Abs</td>
            <td>32854</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.9511</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>Acos</td>
            <td>53460</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5849</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Asin</td>
            <td>55082</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5669</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>Atan</td>
            <td>56311</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5549</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Atan2</td>
            <td>50283</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.6215</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>BigMul</td>
            <td>55429</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5637</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Ceiling</td>
            <td>58868</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5309</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>Cos</td>
            <td>48979</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.6380</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Cosh</td>
            <td>52409</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5963</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>DivRem</td>
            <td>59566</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5245</td>
          </tr>
        </tbody>
      </table>
      <div class="AspNet-GridView-Pagination AspNet-GridView-Bottom">
        <span>1</span>
        <a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Page$2')">2</a>
        <a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$MainContent$LiveExample$GridView1','Page$3')">3</a>
      </div>

  </div>
</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$Average')" style="color:#F7F6F3;">Average cost per rep microseconds</a></th>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Abs</td><td>32854</td><td>31</td><td>0.9511</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>Acos</td><td>53460</td><td>31</td><td>0.5849</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Asin</td><td>55082</td><td>31</td><td>0.5669</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>Atan</td><td>56311</td><td>31</td><td>0.5549</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Atan2</td><td>50283</td><td>31</td><td>0.6215</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>BigMul</td><td>55429</td><td>31</td><td>0.5637</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Ceiling</td><td>58868</td><td>31</td><td>0.5309</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>Cos</td><td>48979</td><td>31</td><td>0.6380</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Cosh</td><td>52409</td><td>31</td><td>0.5963</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>DivRem</td><td>59566</td><td>31</td><td>0.5245</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:Cyan;background-color:#284775;">
      <td colspan="4"><table border="0">
        <tr>
          <td><span>1</span></td><td><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$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>