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Binding.DataSource Property

Gets the data source for this binding.

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

public Object DataSource { get; }
/** @property */
public Object get_DataSource ()

public function get DataSource () : Object

Not applicable.

Property Value

An Object that represents the data source.

Possible data sources include:

The following code example uses the DataSource property to return a DataSet.

private void GetDataSource()
   DataSet ds = (DataSet) text1.DataBindings[0].DataSource;

private void GetDataSource()
    DataSet ds = (DataSet)
} //GetDataSource

private function GetDataSource()
   var ds : DataSet = DataSet(text1.DataBindings[0].DataSource);

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0