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DataSourceProvider Class

Common base class and contract for DataSourceProvider objects, which are factories that execute some queries to produce a single object or a list of objects that you can use as binding source objects.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Data
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)

public abstract class DataSourceProvider : INotifyPropertyChanged, 
	ISupportInitialize
This class is abstract; see Inheritance Hierarchy for derived non-abstract classes usable in XAML.

DataSourceProvider is a convenience wrapper around an existing data model; it does not replace any data model. A data provider does not attempt to condense the complexity and versatility of a data model such as ADO into one single object with a few properties.

DataSourceProvider is an abstract class. Use one of the derived classes, which are XmlDataProvider and ObjectDataProvider. The DataSourceProvider is aware of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) threading and dispatcher model. It assumes the thread at creation time to be the UI thread. Events will get marshaled from a worker thread to the UI thread of the application.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

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