We know that Gridview and DataList are the Data Controls in ASP.net and they both are used for loading bulk of data however DataList lacks some but the basic functionality such as built-in Paging like GridView Control offers. But that this doesn’t mean than paging is not possible for DataList as you can your custom functionality of paging.

This is quite simple and it can be carried out by adding two Buttons that is the next and previous buttons for navigation.

Below written is the source code that shows how you will do the navigation on DataList Data:

Private Sub BindDataList()

   Dim page As New PagedDataSource

  page.AllowPaging = True
  page.DataSource = ds ‘Here you will write your Dataset
  page.PageSize = 20
  page.CurrentPageIndex = CurrentPage
  dlVideos.DataSource = page     'dlVideos is my Datalist control ID
  dlVideos.DataKeyField = "ID"

 'according to last and first page...
  imgBtnNext.Visible = Not page.IsLastPage
  imgBtnPrev.Visible = Not page.IsFirstPage
End Sub

Public Property CurrentPage() As Integer

            ' look for current page in ViewState

            Dim o As Object = Me.ViewState("_CurrentPage")

            If o Is Nothing Then

                Return 0
                ' default to showing the first page

                Return CInt(o)

            End If
        End Get

        Set(ByVal value As Integer)

            Me.ViewState("_CurrentPage") = value
        End Set
    End Property

'Previous Button
Protected Sub imgBtnPrev_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.ImageClickEventArgs) Handles imgBtnPrev.Click
        CurrentPage -= 1
End Sub

'Next Button
Protected Sub imgBtnNext_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.ImageClickEventArgs) Handles imgBtnNext.Click
        CurrentPage += 1
End Sub

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