Grid view and data grid by default display all the data in tabular format i.e. in table and rows. Developer has no control to change the table data display of datagrid.
Data list also displays data in a table but gives some flexibility in terms of displaying data row wise and column wise using the repeat direction property.
Repeater control is highly customizable. It does not display data in table by default. So you can customize from scratch the way you want to display data.
Like other languages in the C-family, C# supports a set of ‘preprocessor’ directives, most notably #define, #if and #endif (technically, csc.exe does not literally have a preprocessor as these symbols are resolved at the lexical analysis phase, but no need to split hairs…).
The #define directive allows you to set up custom symbols which control code compilation. Be very aware that unlike C(++), C#’s #define does not allow you to create macro-like code. Once a symbol is defined, the #if and #endif maybe used to test for said symbol. By way of a common example:
public class MyClass
public static void Main()
Console.WriteLine(“DEBUG symbol is defined!”);
When you use the #define directive, the symbol is only realized within the defining file. However if you wish to define project wide symbols, simply access your project’s property page and navigate to the “Configuration Properties | Build” node and edit the “Conditional Compilation Constants” edit field. Finally, if you wish to disable a constant for a given file, you may make use of the #undef symbol.