BindingContext.Item[Object] BindingContext.Item[Object] BindingContext.Item[Object] BindingContext.Item[Object] Property

Definition

Overloads

Item[Object, String] Item[Object, String] Item[Object, String] Item[Object, String]

Gets a BindingManagerBase that is associated with the specified data source and data member.

Item[Object] Item[Object] Item[Object] Item[Object]

Gets the BindingManagerBase that is associated with the specified data source.

Item[Object, String] Item[Object, String] Item[Object, String] Item[Object, String]

Gets a BindingManagerBase that is associated with the specified data source and data member.

public:
 property System::Windows::Forms::BindingManagerBase ^ default[System::Object ^, System::String ^] { System::Windows::Forms::BindingManagerBase ^ get(System::Object ^ dataSource, System::String ^ dataMember); };
public System.Windows.Forms.BindingManagerBase this[object dataSource, string dataMember] { get; }
member this.Item(obj * string) : System.Windows.Forms.BindingManagerBase
Default Public ReadOnly Property Item(dataSource As Object, dataMember As String) As BindingManagerBase

Parameters

dataSource
Object Object Object Object

The data source associated with a particular BindingManagerBase.

dataMember
String String String String

A navigation path containing the information that resolves to a specific BindingManagerBase.

Property Value

Exceptions

The specified dataMember does not exist within the data source.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Item[Object] to retrieve the BindingManagerBase for a particular binding. It also shows how to handle the BindingComplete event for the BindingManagerBase to ensure multiple controls bound to the same data source remain synchronized when one of the control values is changed. To run this example, paste the code into a Windows Form and call the InitializeControlsAndData method from the form's constructor or Load event-handling method.

private void InitializeControlsAndData()
{
    // Initialize the controls and set location, size and 
    // other basic properties.
    this.dataGridView1 = new DataGridView();
    
    this.textBox1 = new TextBox();
    this.textBox2 = new TextBox();
    this.dataGridView1.ColumnHeadersHeightSizeMode =
        DataGridViewColumnHeadersHeightSizeMode.AutoSize;
    this.dataGridView1.Dock = DockStyle.Top;
    this.dataGridView1.Location = new Point(0, 0);
    this.dataGridView1.Size = new Size(292, 150);
    this.textBox1.Location = new Point(132, 156);
    this.textBox1.Size = new Size(100, 20);
    this.textBox2.Location = new Point(12, 156);
    this.textBox2.Size = new Size(100, 20);
    this.ClientSize = new Size(292, 266);
    this.Controls.Add(this.textBox2);
    this.Controls.Add(this.textBox1);
    this.Controls.Add(this.dataGridView1);

    // Declare the DataSet and add a table and column.
    DataSet set1 = new DataSet();
    set1.Tables.Add("Menu");
    set1.Tables[0].Columns.Add("Beverages");

    // Add some rows to the table.
    set1.Tables[0].Rows.Add("coffee");
    set1.Tables[0].Rows.Add("tea");
    set1.Tables[0].Rows.Add("hot chocolate");
    set1.Tables[0].Rows.Add("milk");
    set1.Tables[0].Rows.Add("orange juice");

    
    // Add the control data bindings.
    dataGridView1.DataSource = set1;
    dataGridView1.DataMember = "Menu";
    textBox1.DataBindings.Add("Text", set1,
        "Menu.Beverages", true, DataSourceUpdateMode.OnPropertyChanged);
    textBox2.DataBindings.Add("Text", set1,
        "Menu.Beverages", true, DataSourceUpdateMode.OnPropertyChanged);

    BindingManagerBase bmb = this.BindingContext[set1, "Menu"];
    bmb.BindingComplete += new BindingCompleteEventHandler(bmb_BindingComplete);
  
}

private void bmb_BindingComplete(object sender, BindingCompleteEventArgs e)
{
    // Check if the data source has been updated, and that no error has occured.
    if (e.BindingCompleteContext ==
        BindingCompleteContext.DataSourceUpdate && e.Exception == null)

        // If not, end the current edit.
        e.Binding.BindingManagerBase.EndCurrentEdit(); ;
}
Dim WithEvents bmb As BindingManagerBase

Private Sub InitializeControlsAndData() 
    ' Initialize the controls and set location, size and 
    ' other basic properties.
    Me.dataGridView1 = New DataGridView()
    
    Me.textBox1 = New TextBox()
    Me.textBox2 = New TextBox()
    Me.dataGridView1.ColumnHeadersHeightSizeMode = _
        DataGridViewColumnHeadersHeightSizeMode.AutoSize
    Me.dataGridView1.Dock = DockStyle.Top
    Me.dataGridView1.Location = New Point(0, 0)
    Me.dataGridView1.Size = New Size(292, 150)
    Me.textBox1.Location = New Point(132, 156)
    Me.textBox1.Size = New Size(100, 20)
    Me.textBox2.Location = New Point(12, 156)
    Me.textBox2.Size = New Size(100, 20)
    Me.ClientSize = New Size(292, 266)
    Me.Controls.Add(Me.textBox2)
    Me.Controls.Add(Me.textBox1)
    Me.Controls.Add(Me.dataGridView1)
    
    ' Declare the DataSet and add a table and column.
    Dim set1 As New DataSet()
    set1.Tables.Add("Menu")
    set1.Tables(0).Columns.Add("Beverages")
    
    ' Add some rows to the table.
    set1.Tables(0).Rows.Add("coffee")
    set1.Tables(0).Rows.Add("tea")
    set1.Tables(0).Rows.Add("hot chocolate")
    set1.Tables(0).Rows.Add("milk")
    set1.Tables(0).Rows.Add("orange juice")

    ' Add the control data bindings.
    dataGridView1.DataSource = set1
    dataGridView1.DataMember = "Menu"
    textBox1.DataBindings.Add("Text", set1, "Menu.Beverages", _
        True, DataSourceUpdateMode.OnPropertyChanged)
    textBox2.DataBindings.Add("Text", set1, "Menu.Beverages", _
        True, DataSourceUpdateMode.OnPropertyChanged)

    ' Get the BindingManagerBase for this binding.
    bmb = Me.BindingContext(set1, "Menu")

End Sub

Private Sub bmb_BindingComplete(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As BindingCompleteEventArgs) _
    Handles bmb.BindingComplete

    ' Check if the data source has been updated, and that no error has occured.
    If e.BindingCompleteContext = BindingCompleteContext.DataSourceUpdate _
        AndAlso e.Exception Is Nothing Then

        ' If not, end the current edit.
        e.Binding.BindingManagerBase.EndCurrentEdit()
    End If
End Sub

Remarks

Use this overload when the BindingManagerBase manages a set of Binding objects for which the data source contains multiple objects. For example, a DataSet can contain several DataTable objects linked by DataRelation objects. In such a case, the navigation path is required to enable the BindingContext to return the correct BindingManagerBase.

Note

The Item[Object] property will always return a BindingManagerBase, when the dataMember parameter is valid. It will never return null.

See the Binding class for a list of possible data sources and for information about creating bindings between controls and data sources.

If the desired BindingManagerBase manages a list, the navigation path must also end with a list. For example, the following C# code binds a TextBox control to the order date in a table of orders. The navigation path includes the TableName, the RelationName, and the ColumnName. However, the BindingManagerBase must be retrieved using only the TableName and RelationName (which resolves to a list).

// The navigation path for a Binding ends with a property.  
textBox1.DataBindings.Add  
("Text", dataSet1, "Customers.custToOrders.OrderDate");  
// The navigation path for the BindingManagerBase ends with a list.  
BindingManagerBase bmOrders = this.BindingContext  
[dataSet1, "Customers.custToOrders"];  

When returning a BindingManagerBase, you should use the same data source as the Binding and modify only the navigation path.

Use the Contains method to determine if the desired BindingManagerBase already exists.

See also

Item[Object] Item[Object] Item[Object] Item[Object]

Gets the BindingManagerBase that is associated with the specified data source.

public:
 property System::Windows::Forms::BindingManagerBase ^ default[System::Object ^] { System::Windows::Forms::BindingManagerBase ^ get(System::Object ^ dataSource); };
public System.Windows.Forms.BindingManagerBase this[object dataSource] { get; }
member this.Item(obj) : System.Windows.Forms.BindingManagerBase
Default Public ReadOnly Property Item(dataSource As Object) As BindingManagerBase

Parameters

dataSource
Object Object Object Object

The data source associated with a particular BindingManagerBase.

Property Value

Examples

The following code example returns three BindingManagerBase objects: one for a DataView, one for an ArrayList, and one for the DataSource of a Binding that belongs to a TextBox control.

void ReturnBindingManagerBase()
{
   
   // Get the BindingManagerBase for a DataView. 
   BindingManagerBase^ bmCustomers = this->BindingContext[ myDataView ];
   
   /* Get the BindingManagerBase for an ArrayList. */
   BindingManagerBase^ bmOrders = this->BindingContext[ myArrayList ];
   
   // Get the BindingManagerBase for a TextBox control.
   BindingManagerBase^ baseArray = this->BindingContext[ textBox1->DataBindings[ nullptr ]->DataSource ];
}

private void ReturnBindingManagerBase()
{
   // Get the BindingManagerBase for a DataView. 
   BindingManagerBase bmCustomers = 
   this.BindingContext [myDataView];

   /* Get the BindingManagerBase for an ArrayList. */ 
   BindingManagerBase bmOrders = 
   this.BindingContext[myArrayList];

   // Get the BindingManagerBase for a TextBox control.
   BindingManagerBase baseArray = 
   this.BindingContext[textBox1.DataBindings[0].DataSource];
}

Private Sub ReturnBindingManagerBase()
   ' Get the BindingManagerBase for a DataView. 
   Dim bmCustomers As BindingManagerBase = _
      Me.BindingContext(myDataView)

   ' Get the BindingManagerBase for an ArrayList.
   Dim bmOrders As BindingManagerBase = _
      Me.BindingContext(myArrayList)

   ' Get the BindingManagerBase for a TextBox control.
   Dim baseArray As BindingManagerBase = _
      Me.BindingContext(Text1.DataBindings(0).DataSource)
End Sub

Remarks

Use this overload if the BindingManagerBase you want does not require a navigation path. For example, if the BindingManagerBase manages a set of Binding objects that use an ArrayList or DataTable as the DataSource, no navigation path is required.

Note

The Item[Object] property will always return a BindingManagerBase, and never return null.

See the Binding class for a list of possible data sources and for information about creating bindings between controls and data sources.

See also

Applies to