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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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An Introduction to Data Binding

There is a common problem and solution pattern at hand with applications that front databases. Typically, data has to be fetched from the database into the application, and the application’s user interface has to be updated to display the data in an appropriate manner. For large data sets, the concept of paging comes into play. Because it is inefficient to load in, say, a 100MB data set, a paging mechanism needs to be pressed into action to enable the user to move forward and back through the data “stream.” After the data has safely made it into the application’s UI, the application-to-database flow needs to be handled. For any pieces of data that have been changed, those changes have to be reconciled and committed ...

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