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Programming Microsoft® Visual Basic® 6.0 by Francesco Balena

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ADO Data Binding

Historically, the first form of database support in Visual Basic (version 3) was the Data control and bound controls, as I explained in the first section of this chapter. This binding mechanism has undergone several refinements in Visual Basic 4 and 5, but it hadn't changed much until the ADO binding mechanism made its debut in Visual Basic 6.

First let me briefly remind you that binding is a technology that lets you place controls—such as TextBox, CheckBox, ListBox, and ComboBox controls—on a form and bind any or all of them to another control, called the Data control, which in turn is connected to a database. The Data control allows you to navigate through the records in the database: Each time a new record becomes current, its ...

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