Some we may feel some what un comfort with out grid view., Off-course its a best control to display the data in a formatted way. Suppose if we have more columns or more fields to display in a grid view. we feel that its a not easy task to display the data with out browser scrolling. At that time we will think about to hide some data that means some text from a column., like only displaying the first few characters. Yes that's the good option to follow. It can be done using a simple conditional Operator ( ? ).