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Binding Constructor (String, Object, String, Boolean)

Note: This constructor is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

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

public Binding (
	string propertyName,
	Object dataSource,
	string dataMember,
	bool formattingEnabled
public Binding (
	String propertyName, 
	Object dataSource, 
	String dataMember, 
	boolean formattingEnabled
public function Binding (
	propertyName : String, 
	dataSource : Object, 
	dataMember : String, 
	formattingEnabled : boolean



The name of the control property to bind.


An Object that represents the data source.


The property or list to bind to.


true to format the displayed data; otherwise, false.

Exception typeCondition


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 ("").

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0