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Data Binding with Windows Forms 2.0: Programming Smart Client Data Applications with .NET by Brian Noyes

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6. Presenting Data with the DataGridView Control

The preceding chapters showed many detailed examples of data binding to simple bound controls and list bound controls. However, one of the most common ways of presenting data is in tabular form. Users are able to quickly scan and understand large amounts of data visually when it is presented in a table. In addition, users can interact with that data in a number of ways, including scrolling through the data, sorting the data based on columns, editing the data directly in the grid, and selecting columns, rows, or cells. In .NET 1.0, the DataGrid control was the primary Windows Forms control for presenting tabular data. Even though that control had a lot of capability and could present basic tabular ...

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