By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Manage your Cookies Settings.
435,483 Members | 3,261 Online
Bytes IT Community
+ Ask a Question
Need help? Post your question and get tips & solutions from a community of 435,483 IT Pros & Developers. It's quick & easy.

Data Binding Anyone?

P: n/a
I'm a VB6 developer who's just beginning to make the move to .Net 2005, and
I'm wondering if data binding is worth the effort. After a lot of fighting
with it in VB6, I finally realized the best practice was to leave it alone.
It always caused more problems then it solved. I'm guessing that many of
the issues are addressed in VB 2005, but I'm still hesitant to begin
employing it. Any thoughts?

This question is more of a opinion / religion topic, but I'm curious to
know what the group thinks.
Feb 23 '06 #1
Share this Question
Share on Google+
3 Replies


P: n/a
Hi Tim,

I haven't yet tried VS 2005, (working on VS 2003) and I find that
databinding can make your life real easy, *once* you get the hang of it !

You might be amused to know, that there is a newsgroup dedicated to
Databinding. Try subscribing to :
microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.windowsforms.dat abinding

Hope you get some useful opinions from the other experts.

Regards,

Cerebrus.
"Tim Baur" <tr**********@RDyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:Xn*********************************@207.46.24 8.16...
I'm a VB6 developer who's just beginning to make the move to .Net 2005, and I'm wondering if data binding is worth the effort. After a lot of fighting with it in VB6, I finally realized the best practice was to leave it alone. It always caused more problems then it solved. I'm guessing that many of
the issues are addressed in VB 2005, but I'm still hesitant to begin
employing it. Any thoughts?

This question is more of a opinion / religion topic, but I'm curious to
know what the group thinks.


Feb 23 '06 #2

P: n/a

"Cerebrus" <zo*****@sify.com> wrote in
news:#r**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl:
Hi Tim,

I haven't yet tried VS 2005, (working on VS 2003) and I find that
databinding can make your life real easy, *once* you get the hang of
it !

You might be amused to know, that there is a newsgroup dedicated to
Databinding. Try subscribing to :
microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.windowsforms.dat abinding

Hope you get some useful opinions from the other experts.

Regards,

Cerebrus.

Thanks, Cerebrus. I'll have to browse the group you mentioned.
Feb 23 '06 #3

P: n/a
CMM
Databinding in .NET is sheer magnificence compared to the old VB.Classic
days. It was a bit "tricky" in VS2003 because of the weird (slightly hidden)
ContextManager/CurrencyManager objects of the Form that made getting
"Master/Detail" stuff right a bit unintuitive. But this is completely solved
in VB2005 as they pulled out those hidden guys and turned them into full
fledged (and soooo easy to use) toolbox components (BindingManagerSource).

My bit of advice? If you're using datasets, make it a habit to bind to
DataViews instead of directly to Datasets. It simplifies LOTS of things.

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
"Cerebrus" <zo*****@sify.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Hi Tim,

I haven't yet tried VS 2005, (working on VS 2003) and I find that
databinding can make your life real easy, *once* you get the hang of it !

You might be amused to know, that there is a newsgroup dedicated to
Databinding. Try subscribing to :
microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.windowsforms.dat abinding

Hope you get some useful opinions from the other experts.

Regards,

Cerebrus.
"Tim Baur" <tr**********@RDyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:Xn*********************************@207.46.24 8.16...
I'm a VB6 developer who's just beginning to make the move to .Net 2005,

and
I'm wondering if data binding is worth the effort. After a lot of

fighting
with it in VB6, I finally realized the best practice was to leave it

alone.
It always caused more problems then it solved. I'm guessing that many of
the issues are addressed in VB 2005, but I'm still hesitant to begin
employing it. Any thoughts?

This question is more of a opinion / religion topic, but I'm curious to
know what the group thinks.

Feb 23 '06 #4

This discussion thread is closed

Replies have been disabled for this discussion.