Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|IsReadOnly||Infrastructure. Gets a value indicating whether the collection is read-only.|
|Item(Object)||Gets the BindingManagerBase that is associated with the specified data source.|
|Item(Object, String)||Gets a BindingManagerBase that is associated with the specified data source and data member.|
|Add||Adds the BindingManagerBase associated with a specific data source to the collection.|
|AddCore||Infrastructure. Adds the BindingManagerBase associated with a specific data source to the collection.|
|Clear||Clears the collection of any BindingManagerBase objects.|
|ClearCore||Infrastructure. Clears the collection.|
|Contains(Object)||Gets a value indicating whether the contains the BindingManagerBase associated with the specified data source.|
|Contains(Object, String)||Gets a value indicating whether the contains the BindingManagerBase associated with the specified data source and data member.|
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|OnCollectionChanged||Infrastructure. Raises the CollectionChanged event.|
|Remove||Deletes the BindingManagerBase associated with the specified data source.|
|RemoveCore||Infrastructure. Removes the BindingManagerBase associated with the specified data source.|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|UpdateBinding||Associates a Binding with a new .|
|AsParallel||Enables parallelization of a query. (Defined by ParallelEnumerable.)|
|AsQueryable||Converts an IEnumerable to an IQueryable. (Defined by Queryable.)|
|Cast(Of TResult)||Casts the elements of an IEnumerable to the specified type. (Defined by Enumerable.)|
|OfType(Of TResult)||Filters the elements of an IEnumerable based on a specified type. (Defined by Enumerable.)|
|ICollection.CopyTo||Infrastructure. Copies the elements of the collection into a specified array, starting at the collection index.|
|ICollection.Count||Infrastructure. Gets the total number of CurrencyManager objects managed by the .|
|ICollection.IsSynchronized||Infrastructure. Gets a value indicating whether the collection is synchronized.|
|ICollection.SyncRoot||Infrastructure. Gets an object to use for synchronization (thread safety).|
|IEnumerable.GetEnumerator||Infrastructure. Gets an enumerator for the collection.|
Each Windows Form has at least one object that manages the BindingManagerBase objects for the form. Because the BindingManagerBase class is abstract, the return type of the Item property is either a CurrencyManager or a PropertyManager. If the data source is an object that can return only a single property (instead of a list of objects), the Type is a PropertyManager. For example, if you specify a TextBox as the data source, a PropertyManager is returned. On the other hand, if the data source is an object that implements IList or IBindingList, a CurrencyManager is returned.
For each data source on a Windows Form, there is a single CurrencyManager or PropertyManager. Because there may be multiple data sources associated with a Windows Form, the enables you to retrieve any particular CurrencyManager associated with a data source.
When using the Item property, the creates a new BindingManagerBase if one does not already exist. This can lead to some confusion, as the returned object may not manage the list (or any list) that you intend. To prevent returning an invalid BindingManagerBase, use the Contains method to determine if the intended BindingManagerBase already exists.
If you use a container control, such as a GroupBox, Panel, or TabControl, to contain data-bound controls, you can create a for just that container control and its controls. Then, each part of your form can be managed by its own BindingManagerBase. See the BindingContext constructor for more information about creating multiple BindingManagerBase objects for the same data source.
If you add a TextBox control to a form and bind it to a column of a table in a dataset, the control communicates with the of that form. The , in turn, talks to the specific CurrencyManager for that data association. If you queried the Position property of the CurrencyManager, it would report the current record for the binding of that TextBox control. In the following code example, a TextBox control is bound to the FirstName column of a Customers table on the dataSet1 dataset through the for the form it is on.
You can add a second TextBox control (TextBox2) to the form and bind it to the LastName column of the Customers table in the same dataset. The is aware of the first binding (TextBox1 to Customers.FirstName), so it would use the same CurrencyManager, as both text boxes are bound to the same dataset (DataSet1).
If you bind TextBox2 to a different dataset, the creates and manages a second CurrencyManager.
It is important to be consistent about how you set the DataSource and DisplayMember properties; otherwise, the creates multiple currency managers for the same dataset, which results in errors. The following code example shows a few ways to set the properties and their associated objects. You can set the properties using either of the following methods, as long as you are consistent throughout your code.
ComboBox1.DataSource = DataSet1 ComboBox1.DisplayMember = "Customers.FirstName" Me.BindingContext(dataSet1, "Customers").Position = 1
ComboBox1.DataSource = DataSet1.Customers ComboBox1.DisplayMember = "FirstName" Me.BindingContext(dataSet1.Customers).Position = 1
Most Windows Forms applications bind through a BindingSource. The BindingSource component encapsulates a CurrencyManager and exposes the CurrencyManager programming interface. When using a BindingSource for binding, you should use the members exposed by the BindingSource to manipulate "currency" (that is, Position) rather than go through the .
The following code example creates four Binding objects to bind five controls—a DateTimePicker and four TextBox controls—to several data sources. The is then used to get the BindingManagerBase for each data source.
Protected Sub BindControls() ' Create two Binding objects for the first two TextBox ' controls. The data-bound property for both controls ' is the Text property. The data source is a DataSet ' (ds). The data member is the string ' "TableName.ColumnName". text1.DataBindings.Add(New Binding _ ("Text", ds, "customers.custName")) text2.DataBindings.Add(New Binding _ ("Text", ds, "customers.custID")) ' Bind the DateTimePicker control by adding a new Binding. ' The data member of the DateTimePicker is a ' TableName.RelationName.ColumnName string. DateTimePicker1.DataBindings.Add(New Binding _ ("Value", ds, "customers.CustToOrders.OrderDate")) ' Add event delegates for the Parse and Format events to a ' new Binding object, and add the object to the third ' TextBox control's BindingsCollection. The delegates ' must be added before adding the Binding to the ' collection; otherwise, no formatting occurs until ' the Current object of the BindingManagerBase for ' the data source changes. Dim b As Binding = New Binding _ ("Text", ds, "customers.custToOrders.OrderAmount") AddHandler b.Parse, New ConvertEventHandler(AddressOf CurrencyStringToDecimal) AddHandler b.Format, New ConvertEventHandler(AddressOf DecimalToCurrencyString) text3.DataBindings.Add(b) ' Get the BindingManagerBase for the Customers table. bmCustomers = Me.BindingContext(ds, "Customers") ' Get the BindingManagerBase for the Orders table using the ' RelationName. bmOrders = Me.BindingContext(ds, "customers.CustToOrders") ' Bind the fourth TextBox control's Text property to the ' third control's Text property. text4.DataBindings.Add("Text", text3, "Text") End Sub