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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 55759 31 0.5603
Acos 53809 31 0.5807
Asin 55295 31 0.5652
Atan 56305 31 0.5550
Atan2 51611 31 0.6055
BigMul 62906 31 0.4968
Ceiling 59306 31 0.5269
Cos 49361 31 0.6340
Cosh 47067 31 0.6632
DivRem 53382 31 0.5854
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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$Average')">Average cost per rep microseconds</a></th>
          </tr>
        </thead>
        <tbody>
          <tr>
            <td>Abs</td>
            <td>55759</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5603</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>Acos</td>
            <td>53809</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5807</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Asin</td>
            <td>55295</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5652</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>Atan</td>
            <td>56305</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5550</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Atan2</td>
            <td>51611</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.6055</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>BigMul</td>
            <td>62906</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.4968</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Ceiling</td>
            <td>59306</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5269</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>Cos</td>
            <td>49361</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.6340</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Cosh</td>
            <td>47067</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.6632</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>DivRem</td>
            <td>53382</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5854</td>
          </tr>
        </tbody>
      </table>
      <div class="AspNet-GridView-Pagination AspNet-GridView-Bottom">
        <span>1</span>
        <a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$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$Average')" style="color:#F7F6F3;">Average cost per rep microseconds</a></th>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Abs</td><td>55759</td><td>31</td><td>0.5603</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>Acos</td><td>53809</td><td>31</td><td>0.5807</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Asin</td><td>55295</td><td>31</td><td>0.5652</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>Atan</td><td>56305</td><td>31</td><td>0.5550</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Atan2</td><td>51611</td><td>31</td><td>0.6055</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>BigMul</td><td>62906</td><td>31</td><td>0.4968</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Ceiling</td><td>59306</td><td>31</td><td>0.5269</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>Cos</td><td>49361</td><td>31</td><td>0.6340</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Cosh</td><td>47067</td><td>31</td><td>0.6632</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>DivRem</td><td>53382</td><td>31</td><td>0.5854</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:Cyan;background-color:#284775;">
      <td colspan="4"><table border="0">
        <tr>
          <td><span>1</span></td><td><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$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>