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Sams Teach Yourself ADO.NET in 24 Hours by Paul Bertucci, Jason Lefebvre

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Binding Data to Controls

List controls are components that provide certain UI capabilities such as a data list or data grid. There are two base classes for controls. These are System.Windows.Forms.Control (client-side Windows Forms controls) and System.Web.UI.Control (ASP.NET server controls). All controls in the .NET Framework class library derive directly or indirectly from these two classes.

Remember, these controls provide UI capabilities, but they do not populate data from a data source. This is done by binding data from a data source to a list control. In ADO.NET, you can bind not just to traditional data sources, but to almost any structure that contains data. You still have to create connections and data adapters to populate the data ...

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