Binding Constructor (String, Object, String, Boolean, DataSourceUpdateMode, Object, String, IFormatProvider)

Binding Constructor (String, Object, String, Boolean, DataSourceUpdateMode, Object, String, IFormatProvider)


Initializes a new instance of the Binding class with the specified control property to the specified data member of the specified data source. Optionally enables formatting with the specified format string; propagates values to the data source based on the specified update setting; enables formatting with the specified format string; sets the property to the specified value when a DBNull is returned from the data source; and sets the specified format provider.

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

public Binding(
	string propertyName,
	object dataSource,
	string dataMember,
	bool formattingEnabled,
	DataSourceUpdateMode dataSourceUpdateMode,
	object nullValue,
	string formatString,
	IFormatProvider formatInfo


Type: System.String

The name of the control property to bind.

Type: System.Object

An Object representing the data source.

Type: System.String

The property or list to bind to.

Type: System.Boolean

true to format the displayed data; otherwise, false.

Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataSourceUpdateMode

One of the DataSourceUpdateMode values.

Type: System.Object

The Object to be applied to the bound control property if the data source value is DBNull.

Type: System.String

One or more format specifier characters that indicate how a value is to be displayed.

Type: System.IFormatProvider

An implementation of IFormatProvider to override default formatting behavior.

Exception Condition

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


The data source or data member or control property specified are associated with another binding in the collection.

You can specify an instance of any of the following classes for the data source:

See the Binding class for more information about creating the dataMember string.

When you create a binding to a control's property, the new Binding inspects the events exposed by the bound control and attaches to two particular events:

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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