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Binding Data to Controls
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Simple data binding is the ability to bind a control to a single data element. When you need to display and manipulate more than one data element at a time,then this is called complex data binding.Complex data binding is the ability to bind a control to more than one data element and more than one record in a database.

Class Hierarchies Relevant to Data Binding

//Text box controls—Used to display, or accept as input, 
//a single line of text.Can also support multilines.
System.Windows.Forms.TextBox class
System.Windows.Forms.DataGridTextBox subclass
System.Web.UI.WebControls.Textbox class
//List controls—Enable you to display a list of items to 
//the user that the user can select by clicking.
System.Windows.Forms.ListControl class
System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox subclass
System.Windows.Forms.ListBox subclass
System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListControls class
System.Web.UI.WebControls.CheckBoxList subclass
System.Web.UI.WebControls.DropDownList subclass
System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListBox subclass
System.Web.UI.WebControls.RadioButtonList subclass
//DataGrid controls—Used to display data in a 
//scrollable, tabular grid.
System.Windows.Forms.DataGrid class
System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGrid class

 

Methods Binding

For ListBox controls, you can bind the control to a DataSet class using the DataSource and DisplayMember properties as you have seen in our Windows Forms example:

ListBox1.DataSource = customer
ListBox1.DisplayMember = "Customers.CompanyName"

Or, you can use the DataBinding method programmatically to achieve the same results.

ListBox1.DataBindings.Add(New System.Windows.Forms.Binding
("SelectedItem", customer, "Customers.CompanyName"))

For DataGrid controls, you bind the control to a DataSet class using the DataSource and DataMember properties:

DataGrid1.DataMember = "Customers.CustomersOrders"
DataGrid1.DataSource = customer

Or, use the SetDataBinding method programmatically to achieve the same results:

DataGrid1.SetDataBinding(customer,
"Customers.CustomersOrders")
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