Working with data
Microsoft Expression Web allows you to integrate data from databases, or XML data, through ASP.NET 2.0 technology. You can also integrate data from XML files on your HTML pages with Data Views.
Expression Web supports the full ASP.NET 2.0 design-time experience for no-code databinding to data source controls. You can work on an ASP.NET site with Expression Web at the same time that a developer is working on the coding for the site in Microsoft Visual Studio.
For ASP.NET pages, you can drop data-bound controls, such as the GridView Control, Repeater Control, or FormView Control, on a page and use the Data Source Configuration Wizard to bind the control to a SQL Server, Access, Oracle or other database. You can also use Data View in ASP.NET pages with an XML data source; think of it as a powerful design tool for the <asp:xml> control, which renders XML data from an XML file or URL using XSLT.