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The Addison-Wesley Microsoft Technology Series Doing Objects in Visual Basic 2005 by Deborah Kurata

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Chapter 7. Binding the User Interface to the Business Objects

One Ring to rule them all,One Ring to find them,One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.—J. R. R. Tolkien, “The Fellowship of the Ring”

Binding seems a little ominous. Haven’t we been told since Visual Basic 2.0 that we should never use binding? It incorporated patterns that were not extensible, it did not use good programming practices, and it frequently didn’t work as expected. But object binding—oh my precious yes—object binding is another thing entirely.

This chapter provides object binding fundamentals, including connect-the-dots binding and building user interfaces from business objects. It then provides details on enhancing your object binding to support validation. ...

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