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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);
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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