Using Repeater with SqlDataSourcce in ASP.NET

This short article shows you how to use Repeater with SqlDataSourcce in ASP.NET.

If you search google for Repeater ASP.NET then you might ended up doing


According to

You cannot do that because you are binding to SqlDataSource and not a POCO class.

To bind to SqlDataSource you need to use the following.


The complete aspx code as below. This Repeater consist of empty header and footer.

<%@ Page Language=”C#” AutoEventWireup=”true” CodeBehind=”ProductRepeater.aspx.cs” Inherits=”WebAppRepeater.ProductRepeater” %>


<!DOCTYPE html>


<html xmlns=””&gt;

<head runat=”server”>




    <form id=”form1″ runat=”server”>


        <asp:Repeater ID=”Repeater1″ runat=”server” DataSourceID=”SqlDataSource1″>





                <table border=”1″>















        <asp:SqlDataSource runat=”server” ID=”SqlDataSource1″ ConnectionString=’<%$ ConnectionStrings:northwindConnectionString %> SelectCommand=”SELECT * FROM [Alphabetical list of products]”></asp:SqlDataSource>





I am using Northwind database.You can also download the source code from The sample file name My MSN ID is

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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