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Binding colums from sql server to a combobox on a Toolstrip.

Posted on 2008-09-30
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Hi Experts,

I am just getting used to binding.  I have never bound data before, but since I moved from VB 6 to VB 2008 I am trying to take advantage of data binding.
Problem is I have added a toolstrip/toolbar to a form and can see how I can add a combobox to the toolbar, but was wondering if I could bind columns to this combobox so that when a user selects a value, the related data would appear on the form.  
I am not using the navigation type toolstrip, just a regular toolstrip.
An example would be great.

Thanks,

Sheri
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Question by:Sheritlw
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ToolStripComboBox control doesnt have a DataSource property, so you cant bind it. You could, however, populate it manually with data, and when user selects some item from ToolStripComboBox, use a SelectedIndexChanged event to populate data on the form.

Goran
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by:dgallimore
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theres a better way...

toolstripcomboboxInstance.ComboBox.BindingContext = Me.BindingContext 'the important bit ;)
toolstripcomboboxInstance.ComboBox.DisplayMember = "something"
toolstripcomboboxInstance.ComboBox.ValueMember = "something else"
toolstripcomboboxInstance.ComboBox.DataSource = someDataSource
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