lightweight readonly datasource for combo/grid
Posted on 2006-06-09
We're looking for the most lightweight solution (memory/speed) for the implementation of a readonly datasource that can be used as a source for single/multi column comboboxes and grids.
Currently we are looking at deriving from collectionbase thats stores objects made up of a few strings that are accessible using properties, which hence makes them useable as valuemember/displaymember.
2 questions about this:
-is this the best solution we can go at considering our needs? Can we go further so that boxing/unboxing is avoided(other collections?)
-Right now we work with objects that have a property for each member, but if we get the data from a database we do not know the number of columns so: how do we make an object that will dynamically have a property for each column that is stored?
500 points are awarded to whoever provides a helpful answer and some example code.