Data Binding
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Data Binding (Visual Studio Tools for Office)

Visual Studio 2005

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  • One of these development environments:

    VSTO 2005


    Visual Studio Team System

  • Microsoft Office 2003

This section explains how data binding works in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System projects.

In This Section

Binding Data to Controls Overview

Explains where data binding in Visual Studio Tools for Office solutions is the same as data binding in Windows Forms projects, and provides an overview of how to update data that is bound to host controls and how to increase performance of list objects.

How to: Scroll through Database Records in a Worksheet

Provides basic steps for making a database field visible in a cell, and scrolling through the records.

Walkthrough: Binding a Worksheet Cell to a Database Field

Demonstrates the basics of binding a single data field in a SQL Server database to a named range in Microsoft Office Excel.

Walkthrough: Binding Cells to Multiple Columns in a Table

Demonstrates the basics of binding multiple cells in an Excel worksheet to fields in the Northwind SQL Server database.

Related Sections

Data Binding and Windows Forms

Describes types of data binding and common scenarios that employ data binding.

Connecting to Data

Provides links to topics that demonstrate how to get data into your Office solutions.

Data in Office Solutions

Provides links to topics that describe how Visual Studio Tools for Office enables you to take advantage of powerful data processing tools, and incorporate the results into your Microsoft Office Excel 2003 and Microsoft Office Word 2003 solutions.

Caching Data

Provides links to topics that demonstrate how to cache data in your Visual Studio Tools for Office solution documents.

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