The DataRepeater control functions as a scrollable container for controls that display repeated data, for example, rows in a database table. It can be used as an alternative to the DataGridView control when you need more control over the layout of the data.
You can use a DataRepeater control to display data with or without an underlying data source.
Without specifying a data source, you can create rows that contain data and add them to the DataRepeater.
When working with large amounts of data, you can set the VirtualMode property to True to display a subset of the available data. Virtual mode requires the implementation of a data cache from which the DataRepeater control is populated.
When the DataRepeater has VirtualMode property set to true, it can handle any number of records. The entries are only retrieved from the server when they become visible on the client (unless the PrefetchItems count is set).