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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 47185 39 0.8286
Acos 39140 31 0.7984
Asin 55164 31 0.5665
Atan 55416 31 0.5639
Atan2 49757 31 0.6280
BigMul 57381 31 0.5446
Ceiling 59156 31 0.5283
Cos 46443 31 0.6729
Cosh 55064 31 0.5675
DivRem 60173 31 0.5193
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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$Average')">Average cost per rep microseconds</a></th>
          </tr>
        </thead>
        <tbody>
          <tr>
            <td>Abs</td>
            <td>47185</td>
            <td>39</td>
            <td>0.8286</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>Acos</td>
            <td>39140</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.7984</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Asin</td>
            <td>55164</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5665</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>Atan</td>
            <td>55416</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5639</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Atan2</td>
            <td>49757</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.6280</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>BigMul</td>
            <td>57381</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5446</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Ceiling</td>
            <td>59156</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5283</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>Cos</td>
            <td>46443</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.6729</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Cosh</td>
            <td>55064</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5675</td>
          </tr>
          <tr class="AspNet-GridView-Alternate">
            <td>DivRem</td>
            <td>60173</td>
            <td>31</td>
            <td>0.5193</td>
          </tr>
        </tbody>
      </table>
      <div class="AspNet-GridView-Pagination AspNet-GridView-Bottom">
        <span>1</span>
        <a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$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$Average')" style="color:#F7F6F3;">Average cost per rep microseconds</a></th>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Abs</td><td>47185</td><td>39</td><td>0.8286</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>Acos</td><td>39140</td><td>31</td><td>0.7984</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Asin</td><td>55164</td><td>31</td><td>0.5665</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>Atan</td><td>55416</td><td>31</td><td>0.5639</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Atan2</td><td>49757</td><td>31</td><td>0.6280</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>BigMul</td><td>57381</td><td>31</td><td>0.5446</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Ceiling</td><td>59156</td><td>31</td><td>0.5283</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>Cos</td><td>46443</td><td>31</td><td>0.6729</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:White;">
      <td>Cosh</td><td>55064</td><td>31</td><td>0.5675</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:#333333;background-color:#F7F6F3;">
      <td>DivRem</td><td>60173</td><td>31</td><td>0.5193</td>
    </tr><tr style="color:Cyan;background-color:#284775;">
      <td colspan="4"><table border="0">
        <tr>
          <td><span>1</span></td><td><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$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>