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BindingManagerBase.Current Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets the current object.

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

public abstract Object Current { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Object
An Object that represents the current object.

The Current object contains the value of the current item in the data source. To use the value of the current item, you must cast the item to the Type of the object contained by the DataSource. For example, a DataTable contains DataRowView objects. To determine the type of the current object, use the GetType and ToString methods.


When the DataSource is a DataSet, DataViewManager, or DataTable, you are actually binding to a DataView. Consequently, each Current object is a DataRowView object.

The following code example prints the value of the Current object in a BindingManagerBase in the CurrentChanged event. The example assumes the data source is a DataTable containing a DataColumn named CustName.

private void Current_Changed(object sender, EventArgs e)
    BindingManagerBase bm = (BindingManagerBase) sender;
    /* Check the type of the Current object. If it is not a 
    DataRowView, exit the method. */
    if(bm.Current.GetType() != typeof(DataRowView)) return;

    // Otherwise, print the value of the column named "CustName".
    DataRowView drv = (DataRowView) bm.Current;
    Console.Write("CurrentChanged): ");

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.