7. Understanding Data-Binding Interfaces

To really understand data binding and how to implement either custom data sources or custom data-bound controls, you first have to understand the interface-based contracts that drive data binding. This chapter describes each of the key interfaces that are involved in data binding from the perspective of the contract that the interface represents. It discusses the purpose of the interface, when it is used, and what the interface defines. This chapter is less hands-on than most of the other chapters, and is meant to familiarize you with the interfaces and provide a reference for using and implementing them. Probably the best strategy for reading this chapter is to first skim through each section, reading ...

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