When you create a list view dataview web part in SharePoint 2010 you have the option of enabling inline editing. Once enabled users can edit and create list items without leaving the page. This is nice but by default SharePoint Designer does not style the interface the same way as it is when done in a standard list view. See the example below.
This is not difficult to fix, here is how I did it.
Here is what the standard inline editing interface looks like
When you use a data view web part it looks like this by default
Now this interface may look fine to you but I wanted it to look more like the standard interface. To get it looking better requires adding some code to the data view using SharePoint desiger. (more…)