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Binding Constructor (String, Object, String, Boolean)

Initializes a new instance of the Binding class that binds the indicated control property to the specified data member of the data source, and optionally enables formatting to be applied.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public Binding(
	string propertyName,
	Object dataSource,
	string dataMember,
	bool formattingEnabled


Type: System.String
The name of the control property to bind.
Type: System.Object
An Object that represents the data source.
Type: System.String
The property or list to bind to.
Type: System.Boolean
true to format the displayed data; otherwise, false.


The property given by propertyName does not exist on the control.


The property given is a read-only property.


Formatting is disabled and propertyName is neither a valid property of a control nor an empty string ("").

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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