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Windows Forms Data Architecture

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Data binding in Windows Forms gives you the means to display and make changes to information from a data source in controls on the form. You can bind to both traditional data sources as well as almost any structure that contains data.

In This Section

Data Binding and Windows Forms
Provides an overview of data binding in Windows Forms.
Creating a Simple-Bound Control on a Windows Form
Describes how to display a single data element, such as a column value from a dataset table, in a Windows Forms control.
Providers of Data to Windows Forms
Describes the various providers of data to Windows Forms.
Consumers of Data on Windows Forms
Describes the consumers of data within Windows Forms, including the CurrencyManager and BindingContext objects.
Navigating Data in Windows Forms
Describes how to navigate in a data source connected to Windows Forms.
Interfaces Related to Data Binding
Provides a list of data-binding interface objects that provide data-binding functionality.
Walkthrough: Simple Data Access in a Windows Form
Describes the basic steps required for accessing SQL Server data via a dataset in a read-write Windows Form.
Walkthrough: Displaying Data in a Windows Form Using a Parameterized Query
Describes how to create a dataset containing only selected records, based on criteria that users provide at run time in a Windows Form.
Walkthrough: Creating a Master-Detail Windows Form
Describes how to create a parent-child relationship in a dataset and display related records in a Windows Form.

Related Sections

Introduction to Distributed Applications and Data Integration
Introduces data in the context of the .NET Framework.
Data Access in Web Forms Pages
Explains data binding for Web Forms.
Binding Class
Outlines the System.Windows.Forms.Binding class.
Data Form Wizard
Creates data-bound Windows Forms or Web Forms pages. The topics describes how to run the wizard, what options you can choose, and what the wizard generates.