To setup the sample, follow the below steps:
1) Have VS 2005 or Visual Web Developer and SQL Express
installed. Visual Web Developer and SQL Express are both free downloads and
provide everything you need to build, debug and run the application. You can
download them from here.
2) Download this
.zip file containing the sample. Expand it into any directory you want.
3) Using Visual Web Developer or VS 2005, choose
File->Open Web-site and point to the root directory of the sample
sub-directory (the one with the files in it).
4) Select the “Products.aspx” file and hit run.
This will bring up a page like the screenshot above that lists
products and allows you to page back and forth throughout a product category
listing (note that the next/previous buttons will auto-hide if you are at the
beginning or end of the listing). Click on the left-hand side of the page to
switch category listings.
To add a new product category, run the “AddData.aspx” page:
When you add a new product category, you can specify the
number of products to add to it. You can add dozens, hundreds, thousands or
tens of thousands of products (the AddData.aspx page names the products
sequentially for you automatically so you can simulate different sized loads).
Because the data paging implementation in the sample uses an
intelligent paging algorithm that only pulls the needed page rows to the
web-server (by default only 10 rows per web request), your server won’t start
to run into performance issues even if you have a category or result with tens
of thousands of product results.