DataGrid.SetDataBinding Method (Object, String)


Sets the DataSource and DataMember properties at run time.

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

public void SetDataBinding(
	object dataSource,
	string dataMember


Type: System.Object

The data source for the System.Windows.Forms.DataGrid control.

Type: System.String

The DataMember string that specifies the table to bind to within the object returned by the DataSource property.

Exception Condition

One or more of the arguments are invalid.


The dataSource argument is null.

You must use the SetDataBinding method at run time to reset the DataSource property.

See the DataSource property for more details about setting a valid data source.

You can create a grid that enables users to edit data but prevents them from adding new rows by using a DataView as the data source and setting the AllowNew property to false. When the DataSource is a DataView or DataTable, set the DataMember to an empty string ("").

The following code example sets the DataSource and DataMember to a DataSet, and a DataTable in the DataSet, respectively.

private void BindControls(){
    // Creates a DataSet named SuppliersProducts.
    DataSet SuppliersProducts = new DataSet("SuppliersProducts");
    // Adds two DataTable objects, Suppliers and Products.
    SuppliersProducts.Tables.Add(new DataTable("Suppliers"));
    SuppliersProducts.Tables.Add(new DataTable("Products"));
    // Insert code to add DataColumn objects.
    // Insert code to fill tables with columns and data.
    // Binds the DataGrid to the DataSet, displaying the Suppliers table.
    dataGrid1.SetDataBinding(SuppliersProducts, "Suppliers");

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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