Difference Between GridView and DataGrid and ListView

Shailendra Chauhan  Print   1 min read  
11 Oct 2013

GridView, DataGrid and ListView Data-bound controls are used to display and modify data in your Asp.Net web application. These controls also contains others Asp.Net controls like as Label, TextBox, DropdownList etc. into a single layout. In this article, I am going to expose the difference among these three.

Difference between GridView and DataGrid

It was introduced with Asp.Net 2.0.
It was introduced with Asp.Net 1.0.
Built-in supports for Paging and Sorting.
For sorting you need to handle SortCommand event and rebind grid required and for paging you need to handle the PageIndexChanged event and rebind grid required.
Built-in supports for Update and Delete operations.
Need to write code for implementing Update and Delete operations.
Supports auto format or style features.
This features is not supported.
Performance is slow as compared to DataGrid
Performance is fast as compared to GridView.

Difference between ListView and GridView

It was introduced with Asp.Net 3.5.
It was introduced with Asp.Net 2.0.
Template driven.
Rendered as Table.
Built-in supports for Data grouping.
Need to write custom code.
Built-in supports for Insert operation.
Need to write custom code.
Provides flexible layout to your data.
Need to write custom code.
Performance is fast is compared to GridView.
Performance is slow as compared to ListView.
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