Data binding (XAML)


Data binding enables you to synchronize the elements of your app with different sources of data, including databases, files, and internal objects.

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Quickstart: Data binding to controls

This topic shows you how to bind a control to a single item or bind a list control to a collection of items in a Windows Store app using C++, C#, or Visual Basic. In addition, this topic shows you how to customize the display of control items, implement a details view based on a selection, and convert data for display. For more detailed info, see Data binding with XAML.

Data binding with XAML

Data binding provides a simple way for Windows Runtime apps using C++, C#, or Visual Basic to display and interact with data.

How to create a master-details binding

You can make a multi-level master/details view of hierarchical data by binding list controls to CollectionViewSource instances.


Developer audience

Data binding is designed for use by developers who use data in their apps.