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DataTableCollection.Item Property (String)

Gets the DataTable object with the specified name.

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

public DataTable this [
	string name
] { get; 
/** @property */
public DataTable get_Item (String name)

JScript supports the use of indexed properties, but not the declaration of new ones.

Parameters

name

The name of the DataTable to find.

Property Value

A DataTable with the specified name; otherwise a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the DataTable does not exist.

If a DataTable name exists that matches the case of the search string, it is returned. Otherwise a case-insensitive search is performed, and if a DataTable name is found that matches this search, it is returned.

Use the Contains method to determine whether a table with a specific name or index exists.

The following example retrieves a single table by name from the DataTableCollection.

private void GetTableByName()
{
    // Presuming a DataGrid is displaying more than one table, get its DataSet.
    DataSet thisDataSet = (DataSet)DataGrid1.DataSource;

    // Get the DataTableCollection.
    DataTableCollection tablesCollection = thisDataSet.Tables;

    // Get a specific table by name.
    DataTable table = tablesCollection["Suppliers"];
    Console.WriteLine(table.TableName);


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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