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A generic method to add databinding to a control. This method brings type safety for the sake of better code maintainability.


public static Binding Add<T>(this ControlBindingsCollection bindingCollection, string property, object datasource, Expression<Func<T, object>> expression)
    string relatedNameChain = "";
    if (expression.Body is UnaryExpression)
        relatedNameChain = ((expression.Body as UnaryExpression).Operand as MemberExpression).ToString();
    else if (expression.Body is MemberExpression)
        relatedNameChain = (expression.Body as MemberExpression).ToString();

    string skippedName = String.Join(".", relatedNameChain.Split(new char[] { '.' }).Skip(1).ToArray());
    return bindingCollection.Add(property, datasource, skippedName);


var txtName = new System.Windows.Forms.TextBox();
var ds = new System.Windows.Forms.BindingSource();
txtName.DataBindings.Add<tblProduct>("Text", ds, p => p.ProductName, true, DataSourceUpdateMode.OnValidation, "");

Author: Alireza Mokhtaripour

Submitted on: 26 mrt 2013

Language: C#

Type: System.Windows.Forms.ControlBindingsCollection

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