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DataTable.Columns Property

Gets the collection of columns that belong to this table.

Namespace:  System.Data
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)
public DataColumnCollection Columns { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Data.DataColumnCollection
A DataColumnCollection that contains the collection of DataColumn objects for the table. An empty collection is returned if no DataColumn objects exist.

The DataColumnCollection determines the schema of a table by defining the data type of each column.

The following example prints each value of each row in a table using the Columns property.

private void PrintValues(DataTable table)
{
    foreach(DataRow row in table.Rows)
    {
        foreach(DataColumn column in table.Columns)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(row[column]);
        }
    }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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