[Gtk-sharp-list] Future Direction of GTK#

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
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.