[Gtk-sharp-list] Future Direction of GTK#
Miguel de Icaza
30 Nov 2002 19:40:30 -0500
> Basically, one feature in the model I would like to see is a generic data
> binding infrastructure like System.Windows.Forms and
> System.Web.UI.WebControls has. For instance: a TextBox, ComboBox, DataList,
> and a DataGrid can be binded to a data source. The GTK# widget would
> automagically update itself with data from the data source. I created a
> DataGrid for SQL# which uses classes and interfaces found in
> System.ComponentModel as a way for data to bind to a widget magically
> without any knowledge of the data source.
I like this plan, it sounds like a set of very useful extensions.
The disadvantage I see with doing this purely at the GnomeDb layer is
that it wont work for different providers, so I rather have this use the
.NET data source rather than relying on widgets from gnomedb.