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ADO.NET Programming in Visual Basic™ .NET by Bob Howell, Steve Holzner

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Simple Bound Controls

Now let’s switch gears and begin looking at the controls provided by Visual Studio .NET. There are two types of bound controls: simple and complex. Simple bound controls typically bind single properties to one DataSource and DataColumn. The TextBox is an example of a simple bound control. Complex bound controls can bind to a DataSource and multiple DataColumns. In the case of a complex bound control, the DataSource is typically bound to a collection in the control, instead of a single property. An obvious example of a complex bound control is the DataGrid. The simple bound controls are the following:

  • TextBox

  • Label

  • LinkLabel

  • Button

  • CheckBox (CheckAlign, Tag, Text, Checked)

  • RadioButton (CheckAlign, Tag, Text)

  • PictureBox (Tag Property ...

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