I have run into the "Container.ItemIndex" statement in the IbuySpyPortal (a
sample ASP.NET app from Microsoft) quite a few times. It apears in many .aspx
and .ascx pages but I have not been able to understand what it's function
is. All my searches in the msdn have been unfruitfull.
Could some one please help me to shed some light on this mistery.

Thanks
harout

Here is a sample excerpt from DesktopPortalBanner.ascx

<a href='<%= Request.ApplicationPath %>/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=<%#
Container.ItemIndex %></a>&nbsp;