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Databinding: Good idea?


I've had a lot of experience with Data binding with VB6.  One hard lesson I learned from it is that it can save a lot of development time in the beginning, but as soon as you need to do something outside of its expected use (example: try allowing the user to select the database to use - the ADODC control connects to the design time db before allowing you to change the connection string) you get totally screwed.

I'm starting a new project with C# and I'm wondering if similar limitations exist.  One major difference is the visibility of design-time objects that can be edited at run-time, so that's good.  But I'm too new to C# to know if any problems lurk.  I was wondering what the C# community thought about databinding?  Is it safer to assign values to controls (ie: text box) manually?

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trevorhartmanCommented:
I am a fan of databinding, but I know what you mean by doing something outside of its expected use.  I have found C# to be very accomidating in this area and allows creative solutions to these type of problems.  So yes I think databind is a good idea.

-Trevor
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Mohammed NasmanSoftware DeveloperCommented:
DataBinding  in .net is much better than what was in vb6, it's more flexible and will save many time for you

also you can add binding at runtime and remove it, so you have many options if you use it, better than writing more code if you go without the databinding
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gdbjohnsonAuthor Commented:
I've done some more reading on it, and I'm going to go with binding.  
Thanks.
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