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DataColumn Constructor

Initializes a new instance of a DataColumn class as type string.

Namespace:  System.Data
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

public DataColumn()

When created, a DataColumn object has no default ColumnName or Caption. When you add it to a DataColumnCollection, a default name ("Column1", "Column2", and so on) will be generated if a name has not been assigned to the ColumnName.

The following example creates a new DataColumn, sets various properties, and adds it to a DataColumnCollection for the DataTable object.

private void AddDataColumn(DataTable table)
{
    DataColumn column = new DataColumn();

    // Set various properties.
    column.ColumnName = "id";
    column.DataType = System.Type.GetType("System.Int32");
    column.AutoIncrement = true;
    column.AutoIncrementSeed = 1;
    column.AutoIncrementStep = 1;
    column.ReadOnly = true;

    // Add to Columns collection.
    table.Columns.Add(column);
}

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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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