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Building Solutions with the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework: Architecture and Best Practices for Mobile Development by Jon Box, Dan Fox

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Displaying Data

Just as in a Windows Forms application in the desktop Framework, the controls in the System.Windows.Forms namespace in the Compact Framework can be used to display richly file, XML, or relational data on the device. This can be done using both data binding and manual binding.

Data Binding

As in the desktop Framework, the forms programming model of the Compact Framework supports data binding through the use of PropertyManager and CurrencyManager objects exposed through the BindingContext property of the Control class from which Form is derived. In this architecture, any class that implements the IList interface[11] can be bound ...

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