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Binding to ObjectDataSource at Run-Time

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Once a business object with appropriate attributes has been created you can bind to it in code at run-time. The steps are:

The code below demonstrates binding to an ObjectDataSource that consumes an example object defined in the topic "Creating an Object that can be consumed by ObjectDataSource".

ObjectDataSource ods = new ObjectDataSource();
ods.SelectMethod = "GetProducts";
ods.TypeName = "RadChartBinding.ProductsBO";
RadChart1.DataSource = ods.Select();
RadChart1.Series[0].DataYColumn = "QuantityInStock";
RadChart1.PlotArea.XAxis.DataLabelsColumn = "Name";
RadChart1.PlotArea.XAxis.Appearance.TextAppearance.TextProperties.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Arial", 8);

RadChart1.DataBind();           
    Dim ods As New ObjectDataSource()
    ods.SelectMethod = "GetProducts"
    ods.TypeName = "RadChartBinding.ProductsBO"
    RadChart1.DataSource = ods.[Select]()
    RadChart1.Series(0).DataYColumn = "QuantityInStock"
    RadChart1.PlotArea.XAxis.DataLabelsColumn = "Name"
    RadChart1.PlotArea.XAxis.Appearance.TextAppearance.TextProperties.Font = New System.Drawing.Font("Arial", 8)
    RadChart1.DataBind()                

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