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Data-Bound Controls (ADO and RDO)

Databinding is a mechanism that allows users to work with data retrieved from a database.

Visual C++ provides a reusable databinding mechanism through ActiveX controls in MFC projects that lets you rapidly develop database applications.

This section is composed of the following sections about how to implement databinding in your Visual C++ application:

For more information about data access programming:

To learn more about


Data access programming overview (Visual C++)

Data Access Programming

OLE DB programming (conceptual topics)

OLE DB Programming Overview

Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)


Microsoft Universal Data Access Web site


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