Gets or sets the data source for the specified Row.

Namespace: Dapfor.Net.Ui
Assembly: Dapfor.Net (in Dapfor.Net.dll) Version: (


public Object DataSource { get; set; }
Visual Basic
Public Property DataSource As Object
Visual C++
property Object^ DataSource {
	Object^ get ();
	void set (Object^ value);
member DataSource : Object with get, set

Property Value

Type: Object
The data source.


In addition to Grid.DataSource property that has become a common method of data binding in the grid, starting from version 2.5.0 the grid provides a new API to bind either the grid or individual rows to data sources.

The bound data source may implement IList or IBindingList interfaces. If the bound data source implements IBindingList interface, the grid subscribes to notifications of this data collection and enables automated thread-safe management of content changes.


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//Basket class
public class Basket
    //Private fields
    private readonly BindingList<Order> _orders = new BindingList<Order>();

    //Public properties    
    public IList<Order> Orders
        get { return _orders; }

//Initialize the grid
public void InitializeGrid(Grid grid, IList<Order> baskets)
    //Bind the grid to a basket collection
    grid.DataSource = baskets;

    //Bind an order collection to each basket row
    foreach (Basket basket in baskets)
        Row row = grid.DataObjects.FindFirstRow(basket);
        if (row != null)
            row.DataSource = basket.Orders;

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