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From Ron Grabowski <rongrabow...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: QueryForDataSet?
Date Wed, 06 Jul 2005 14:30:54 GMT
I wonder why they didn't mimic BaseDataList's (what Repeater, DataGrid,
and DataList extend) idea of a DataSource property that accepts an
object. That would allow the user to pass in an IList of entity

If DataTables are to be supported, here are some cases they should

 Ability to pass in strongly typed DataTable to be populated
 Ability to return new strongly typed DataTable based on column types
 Ability to return new non-strongly type DataTable

A more general statement might be to say that DataTable support should
mimic IList support. I'd vote +0 for it. I'm sure it will come in handy
at some point.

--- Ted Husted <ted.husted@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 5/18/05, Brandon Goodin <brandon.goodin@gmail.com> wrote:
> > As a side note. After having toyed with DataSets... I am hard
> pressed
> > to see their value in the long run. It's like the EJB of the .NET
> > world. It's not neccesarily as complex... but it is certainly full
> of
> > just as much hot air.
> One value I'm running into now is "playing nice with others". 
> We're testing a third-party component, Aspose.Word, 
> * http://www.aspose.com/Products/Aspose.Word/
> and the API uses DataSets and DataTables for the more interesting
> master/child reports.
> Right now, we're using some simple glue code to convert a HashTable
> into a DataTable, so that we can pass it to Aspose.Word. Of course, I
> keep thinking that it would be cool to return a DataTable via a
> ResultSet instead. :)
> In my own use case, I don't need a bidirectional, disconnected
> DataSet. We just need to create a DataTable to pass to this other
> API.
> -Ted.

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