In ASP.NET 1.0/1.1 Microsoft introduced the DataGrid control which was used to display a collection of data in tabular form. You could use the control for data sorting, paging, and inline editing. Although I enjoyed the control very much, it required a lot of code for simple tasks.
With ASP.NET 2.0, Microsoft has taken the DataGrid control and improved upon it. The new DataGrid control is now taken on the form of the GridView control. The GridView control can essentially display data from a data source without having to write one line of code.
If you are new or even a veteran to ASP.NET development, you'll definitely be working with the GridView control. Therefore I've added a "GridView" category to the site as there are many enhancements and techniques that I've come across that I'd like to share with all of you.