Using data binding effectively requires many objects to work well together: controls, datasets, data tables, binding sources, binding contexts, binding managers, and so on. This chapter, and indeed, this book, by no means descries all the data binding tools at your disposal. Fortunately, the designer generates many of the objects that you need and wires them up to each other sensibly. Still, having an understanding of what is happening behind the scenes helps considerably when designing data-driven applications.
The next chapter covers some more techniques for building data-driven applicationsin particular, how to programmatically manipulate the data island without starting Word or Excel.