I feel I am getting closer, but thought i'd swing by the lounge on this one....

i have a page where I want to display data based on user selection in a Tab control and I want to be able to place data from the db in a very flexible manner, so i don't want to use a Grid View. I notice that GridView uses asp:BoundField to display data from a SQL query; what's the method for doing so generically? i recall in the old asp classic days, you open a connection and a recordset and do response.write rst.field("blah") anywhere you like. I suppose you can do this in .NET, just a little fuzzy on how to do it. Or if there's some 'better' way.

TIA!