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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; }

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The name of the DataTable to find.

Property Value

Type: System.Data.DataTable
A DataTable with the specified name; otherwise null 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 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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