Specific features like accessibility, security, localization, and performance optimization (binding) of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) are best addressed by ADO.NET.
The elements can be bound from various data sources, including ADO.NET, in the form of common language runtime (CLR) and XML.
Creating a Binding
Binding an ADO.NET data follows the following steps;
- Specifying the Binding Source
- Specifying the Path to the Value
- Binding and BindingExpression
Specifying the binding source is done by setting the DataContext property on the DockPanel element, which then inherits the DataContext value from the DockPanel, its parent element. After specifying a suitable path to the values, a BindingExpression is established. BindingExpression, is the underlying object that helps the maintaining the connection between the ADO.NET data source and the target.
A binding to an ADO.NET contains all the information that can be shared across several binding expressions. Each binding usually has four components, such as binding target, target property, binding source, and a path to the source value to use.