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Binding to Data Overview

The DXGrid is a data-aware control designed to display data in a tabular format or card layout. The DXGrid cannot operate without a data source. It can be bound to data from a database, an XML file, or any data created at runtime. The grid can be bound to any object that implements the System.Collections.IEnumerable interface or its descendant (e.g., IList, ICollection). To bind the grid, you should assign a data source to the DataControlBase.ItemsSource property.

The DXGrid can be bound to data at design-time using the Items Source Configuration Wizard. Multiple data types and data binding options are supported. To learn more, see the Simplified Data Binding topic.

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For information on how to create columns (in the Table View) or card fields (in the Card View) and bind them to data fields, see Creating Columns and Binding Them to Data Properties.

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