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Delphi for .NET Developer’s Guide by Xavier Pacheco

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Data Binding

Data binding is having the ability to synchronize user interface controls with the underlying data. Data binding is not only for database related classes. Developers can bind controls to any data source whether it is a DataSet or some other data container such as a Collection or an Array. This chapter focuses on WinForm’s binding with Delphi for .NET. WebForms are covered in Part V, “Internet Development with ASP.NET.”

The Data Binding Interfaces

In previous versions of Delphi, the data binding equivalent technology was called “data aware,” and under this scheme you had data aware controls. Often, component vendors would provide two versions of their controls—one that was data aware and one that was not. Additionally, the data awareness ...

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