So I was walking through the trade show here at the Connections conference today and ran by the MSDN booth and there it was: The December issue of MSDN Magazine, and in it my first article for the magazine. Woo hoo. It’s in the December issue and it’s about building the two-way databinding control for ASP.NET, I was talking about off and on a few months ago here on the blog.
I wrote about two-way databinding a long while back for ASP.NET 1.1 using custom controls that extend existing controls and provide easy two-way databinding semantics for simple control binding, along with an integrated mechanism for displaying binding, validation and business rule validation errors.
This new article uses the same overall concept but rather than requiring subclassing to extend controls with databinding semantics the article and accompanying control handle this by creating a single extender control that can sit on a form and essentially extend ANY control on the page with the a DataBindingItem. You can bind to ADO objects like DataRows/DataTables or to any object including entity objects.
It took me a while to get something to MSDN that would actually get published, so I’m excited something finally made it through… It’s in the magazine now, and should show up on the MSDN site in a few days or so…
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