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CurrencyManager.SuspendBinding Method

Suspends data binding to prevents changes from updating the bound data source.

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

public override void SuspendBinding()

The SuspendBinding and ResumeBinding methods allow the temporary suspension and resumption of data binding in a simple binding scenario. You would typically suspend data binding if the user must make several edits to data fields before validation occurs. For example, if one field must be changed in accordance with a second, but where validating the first field would cause the second field to be in error.


SuspendBinding prevents changes from being applied to the data source until ResumeBinding is called, but does not actually prevent any events from occurring. Controls that use complex data binding, such as the DataGridView control, update their values based on change events, such as the ListChanged event. Therefore, calling SuspendBinding will not prevent complex-bound controls from receiving events to update the data source. For this reason, SuspendBinding and ResumeBinding are designed for use with simple-bound controls, such as the TextBox control. Alternatively, you can use these methods in a complex binding scenario if you suppress ListChanged events by setting the RaiseListChangedEvents property to false.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SuspendBinding method.

private void button3_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
      BindingManagerBase myBindingManager1=BindingContext [myDataSet, "Customers"];
   catch(Exception ex)

.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.