Occurs when the property of a control is bound to a data value.
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
The event is raised when data is pushed from the data source into the control. You can handle the event to convert unformatted data from the data source into formatted data for display. When data is pulled from the control into the data source, the Parse event is raised to unformat the displayed value, then the event occurs to reformat the data for display. This ensures that the bound control displays correctly formatted data regardless of whether the user enters formatted or unformatted data in the control.
The and Parse events allow you to create custom formats for displaying data. For example, if the data in a table is of type Decimal, you can display the data in the local currency format by setting the Value property of the ConvertEventArgs to the formatted value in the event. You must consequently unformat the displayed value in the Parse event.
The first time the property is bound.
Any time the Position changes.
Whenever the data-bound list is sorted or filtered, which is accomplished when a DataView supplies the list.
The event also occurs after the Parse event. For example, when a control loses focus, its contents are parsed. Immediately afterward, as new data is pushed into the control, the event occurs allowing the new contents to be formatted.
For more information about handling events, see Handling and Raising Events.
The following code example creates a Binding, adds a ConvertEventHandler delegate to both the Parse and events, and adds the Binding to the BindingsCollection of a TextBox control through the DataBindings property. The DecimalToCurrencyString event delegate, added to the event, formats the bound value (a Decimal type) as currency using the ToString method. The CurrencyStringToDecimal event delegate, added to the Parse event, converts the value displayed by the control back to the Decimal type.
This example assumes the presence of a DataSet named ds.