How to Display Data Vertically?

This article explains how to display data vertically rather than typically horizontal rows.


ASP.NET ships with 45 built in Server Controls. These controls are capable of exposing an object model containing properties, methods, and events. ASP.NET developers can use this object model to cleanly modify and interact with the page.

This code with respect to one of the queries in the newsgroup. Normally we get the data displayed in the following manner :

Header1   Header2   Header3  
Data   Data   Data  
Data   Data   Data  


But what if the requirement is to display it as below: 

Header1  Data  Data 
Header2 Data  Data 
Header3 Data  Data 
 
Let's try to achieve this. The control that would be appropriate to display such a kind of page would be Table Control.

The following code is to access the data: 

Dim mycn As SqlConnection
Dim myda As SqlDataAdapter
Dim ds As DataSet
mycn = NewSqlConnection
"server=localhost;uid=sa;password=;database=northwind")
myda = New SqlDataAdapter("Select Employeeid, FirstName , LastName from employees", mycn)
ds = New DataSet()
myda.Fill(ds, "Employees")

To display the data in the desired manner the code is as follows.

Dim dc As DataColumn
Dim dr As DataRow
For Each dc In ds.Tables(0).Columns
Dim trow As New TableRow
Dim tcellcolname As New TableCell
'To Display the Column Names
For Each dr In ds.Tables(0).Rows
tcellcolname.Text = dc.ColumnName
trow.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Beige
tcellcolname.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.AliceBlue
'Populate the TableCell with the Column Name
tcellcolname.Controls.Add(New LiteralControl(dc.ColumnName.ToString))
Next
trow.Cells.Add(tcellcolname)
'To Display the Column Data
For Each dr In ds.Tables(0).Rows
Dim tcellcoldata As New TableCell
'Populate the TableCell with the Column Data
tcellcoldata.Controls.Add(New LiteralControl(dr(dc.ColumnName).ToString)) trow.Cells.Add(tcellcoldata)
Next
Table1.Rows.Add(trow)
Next

So the output that we get is as follows:

Employeeid 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
FirstName Nancy Andraw Janet Margreat stevan Micheal Robart Laura Anne
LastName Davlivo Fuller Leavring Peacock Bucchan Suyama King Callahan Dodsworth