Custom Data Sources

Although the data set is a popular data source, it's by no means the only one. Any custom type can be a data source.

Custom Item Data Sources

The requirements of an item data source are only that it expose one or more public properties:

 ' Expose two properties for binding Class NameAndNumber Public Property Name() As String Get Return myName End Get Set myName = Value End Set End Property Public Property Number() As Integer Get Return myNumber End Get Set myNumber = Value End Set End Property Dim myName As String = "Chris" Dim myNumber As Integer = 452 End Class Dim source As NameAndNumber = New NameAndNumber() Sub CustomItemDataSourceForm_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) ' Bind to public properties textBox1.DataBindings.Add("Text", ...

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