As with the Grid View, the Details View's template editing interface can be accessed by clicking on the Edit Templates link in the smart tag.
The last task for this step is to define the Item Template markup for the Price and Inventory Template Field, which can be accomplished either through the Details View's template editing interface in the Designer, or by hand through the control's declarative syntax.I got many mails about how to use Details View without SQLData Source. Scott Mitchell February 2007 Summary: The Template Field in the Details View control allows for a higher degree of flexibility in displaying data than is available with the other field controls, and is ideal for multiple situations, many of which are discussed in this tutorial.We can combine these data fields into a single row with a Template Field either by adding a new Template Field or by converting one of the existing Unit Price, Units In Stock, and Units On Order Bound Fields into a Template Field.While I personally prefer converting existing Bound Fields, let's practice by adding a new Template Field.For this tutorial, start by adding a Label control to the Price and Inventory Template Field's Item Template.Next, click on the Edit Data Bindings link from the Label Web control's smart tag and bind the Text property to the Unit Price field. Bind the Label's Text property to the Unit Price data field.(14 printed pages) Download the code for this sample.Introduction Step 1: Binding the Data to the Details View Step 2: Combining the Price, Units in Stock, and Units on Order into One Row Formatting the Price as a Currency Adding the Remaining Data Fields to the Template Field Step 3: Customizing the Discontinued Field Information Conclusion The Template Field offers a higher degree of flexibility in rendering data than the Bound Field, Check Box Field, Hyper Link Field, and other data-field controls.The first Template Field will combine the Unit Price, Units In Stock, and Units On Order data fields into one Details View row.The second Template Field will display the value of the Discontinued field, but will use a formatting method to display YES if Discontinued is True, and NO otherwise. Two Template Fields are used to customize the display.