Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
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.)
Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)
The Format 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 specify that the data should be displayed in the local currency format--by setting the Value property of the to the formatted value in the Format event. You must consequently unformat the displayed value in the Parse event.
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 Format events, and uses the DataBindings property to add the Binding to the BindingsCollection of a TextBox control. The DecimalToCurrencyString event delegate, which is added to the Format event, uses the ToString method to format the bound value (a Decimal type) as currency. The CurrencyStringToDecimal event delegate, which is added to the Parse event, converts the value displayed by the control back to the Decimal type.
Private Sub DecimalToCurrencyString(sender As Object, cevent As ConvertEventArgs) ' The method converts only to string type. Test this using the DesiredType. If Not cevent.DesiredType Is GetType(String) Then Return End If ' Use the ToString method to format the value as currency ("c"). cevent.Value = CDec(cevent.Value).ToString("c") End Sub 'DecimalToCurrencyString Private Sub CurrencyStringToDecimal(sender As Object, cevent As ConvertEventArgs) ' The method converts back to decimal type only. If Not cevent.DesiredType Is GetType(Decimal) Then Return End If ' Converts the string back to decimal using the shared Parse method. cevent.Value = Decimal.Parse(cevent.Value.ToString, _ NumberStyles.Currency, nothing) End Sub 'CurrencyStringToDecimal Private Sub BindControl() ' Creates the binding first. The OrderAmount is typed as Decimal. Dim b As New Binding("Text", ds, "customers.custToOrders.OrderAmount") ' Adds the delegates to the events. AddHandler b.Format, AddressOf DecimalToCurrencyString AddHandler b.Parse, AddressOf CurrencyStringToDecimal text1.DataBindings.Add(b) End Sub 'BindControl
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.