ComplexBindingPropertiesAttribute Class


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Specifies the data source and data member properties for a component that supports complex data binding. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:   System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)


public sealed class ComplexBindingPropertiesAttribute : Attribute


Initializes a new instance of the ComplexBindingPropertiesAttribute class using no parameters.


Initializes a new instance of the ComplexBindingPropertiesAttribute class using the specified data source.

System_CAPS_pubmethodComplexBindingPropertiesAttribute(String, String)

Initializes a new instance of the ComplexBindingPropertiesAttribute class using the specified data source and data member.


Gets the name of the data member property for the component to which the ComplexBindingPropertiesAttribute is bound.


Gets the name of the data source property for the component to which the ComplexBindingPropertiesAttribute is bound.


When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.(Inherited from Attribute.)


Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current ComplexBindingPropertiesAttribute instance. (Overrides Attribute.Equals(Object).)


Returns the hash code for this instance.(Overrides Attribute.GetHashCode().)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.(Inherited from Attribute.)


When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Represents the default value for the ComplexBindingPropertiesAttribute class.

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.(Inherited from Attribute.)


Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

The ComplexBindingPropertiesAttribute is used to specify the properties used with complex data binding, such as binding based on System.Collections.IList.

The ComplexBindingPropertiesAttribute attribute is specified at the class level. It is inheritable and does not allow multiple attributes on the same class.

A control can support both simple binding, with DefaultBindingPropertyAttribute, as well as complex binding.

For more information about using attributes, see Extending Metadata Using Attributes.

The following code example demonstrates using ComplexBindingPropertiesAttribute to identify a control's DataSource and DataMember properties for data binding. For a full code listing, see How to: Apply Attributes in Windows Forms Controls.

// This control demonstrates a simple logging capability. 
[ComplexBindingProperties("DataSource", "DataMember")]
public class AttributesDemoControl : UserControl

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Available since 4.0

Any public static ( Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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