Data Binding with Windows Forms: Programming Smart Client Data Applications with .NET 2.0 shows developers how to best work with data binding. Thanks to the combination of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio 2005's rich designer support, data binding can save developers from lines and lines of unnecessary code while giving users a rich, data-driven interactive experience. In most cases, though, building with data binding will require grasping pretty complex controls.
The first few chapters of Data Binding, due for publication Jan. 20, 2006, focus on basic and advanced data-binding concepts, as well as new data-binding features offered in .NET 2.0.
In Chapter 6, "Presenting Data with the DataGridView Control," author Brian Noyes describes the DataGridView, a tabular control for Windows Forms introduced in .NET 2.0. After covering the basics, Noyes explains how to perform tasks such as controlling data modifications, programmatic construction and custom columns. Noyes supplements this with C# and VB code examples as well as lists of cell, column and ComboBox column properties in DataGridView.
Excerpted from Data Binding with Windows Forms: Programming Smart Client Data Applications with .NET 2.0 by Brian Noyes.
Published by Addison-Wesley as part of the Microsoft .NET Development Series.
ISBN: [0-321-2689-2x. Published: Jan 20, 2006; Copyright 2006; Dimensions 7x9-1/4 ; Pages: 496; Edition: 1st.
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