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Pro WPF in C# 2008: Windows Presentation Foundation with .NET 3.5, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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The Last Word

This chapter took a thorough look at data binding. You learned how to create data binding expressions that draw information from other elements and custom objects and how to push changes back to the source. You also learned how to use change notification, bind entire collections, and bind to the ADO.NET disconnected data objects.

In many ways, WPF data binding is designed to be an all-purpose solution for automating the way that elements interact and mapping the object model of an application to its user interface. Although WPF applications are still new, those that exist today use data binding much more frequently and thoroughly than their Windows Forms counterparts. In WPF, data binding is much more than an optional frill, and ...

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