A Repeater is a Data-bound control. Data-bound controls are container controls. It creates a link between the Data Source and the presentation UI to display the data. The repeater control is used to display a repeated list of items.
The main use of Repeater Control is for displaying a repeated list of items bound to the control. A Repeater Control is faster and lightweight for displaying data compared to a GridView or DataGrid. With the Repeater control we can display data in a custom format. The main drawback of a Repeater Control is that it doesn’t support paging and sorting.
The Repeater Control has the following types of template fields,
- Item Template
- AlternatingItem Template
- Header Template
- Footer Template
- Separator Template