DataBindingHandler Class
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DataBindingHandler Class


Provides a base class for a data-binding handler.

Namespace:   System.Web.UI.Design
Assembly:  System.Design (in System.Design.dll)

[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode)]
public abstract class DataBindingHandler


Initializes a new instance of the DataBindingHandler class.

System_CAPS_pubmethodDataBindControl(IDesignerHost, Control)

Binds the specified control.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


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


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


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

DataBindingHandler provides a base class for data-binding handlers. A data-binding handler can be used within a designer to perform data-binding to enable a meaningful display of the control on the design surface. Typically a control's designer is responsible for this functionality. However, when a control is not live on the design surface, such as within the template of another control, it does not have a designer, and this functionality is provided by a data-binding handler if one has been specified with a DataBindingHandlerAttribute in the code for the control.

To use a data-binding handler, the control which has the data-bound property or properties must have a DataBindingHandlerAttribute specified within its code that indicates the type of data-binding handler to use.

For example, the Label control is associated with the TextDataBindingHandler class through a DataBindingHandlerAttribute in the code for the Label class. Within a template for a DataList, a Label control whose text property has been data bound displays the word "DataBound" on the label. Without the data-binding handler, the label would be invisible at design-time, as it does not have a designer to bind its data-bound properties while in a templated control at design-time.

To implement a data-binding handler, define a new class that derives from this class and implement the DataBindControl method to set the appropriate properties.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

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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