bound control

A control that provides access to a specific field in a database through a data control on the same form.  A control is bound to a data control through its DataSource and FieldSource properties.  When a data control moves from one record to the next, all bound controls on the same form change to display data from fields in the current record.  When users change data in a bound control and then move to a different record, the changes are automatically saved in the database.