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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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22.6. Binding DataTable Objects to Windows Forms GUIs

So far, you have examined how to create, hydrate, and iterate over the contents of a DataSet object manually using the inherit object model of ADO.NET. While understanding how to do so is quite important, the .NET platform ships with numerous APIs that have the ability to bind data to user interface elements automatically.

For example, the original GUI toolkit of .NET, Windows Forms, supplies a control named DataGridView that includes the built-in ability to display the contents of a DataSet or DataTable object using only a few lines of code. ASP.NET (.NET's web development API) and the Windows Presentation Foundation API (a supercharged GUI API introduced with .NET 3.0) also support the ...

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