ControlBindingsCollection.Add Method (String, Object, String, Boolean, DataSourceUpdateMode, Object, String, IFormatProvider)


Creates a binding that binds the specified control property to the specified data member of the specified data source, optionally enabling formatting with the specified format string, propagating values to the data source based on the specified update setting, setting the property to the specified value when DBNull is returned from the data source, setting the specified format provider, and adding the binding to the collection.

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

public Binding Add(
	string propertyName,
	object dataSource,
	string dataMember,
	bool formattingEnabled,
	DataSourceUpdateMode updateMode,
	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

When the data source has this value, the bound property is set to 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.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Binding

The newly created Binding.

Exception Condition

The property given by propertyName does not exist on the control or is read-only.


The specified data member does not exist on the data source.


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

Calling the Add method raises the CollectionChanged event.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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