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DataTableCollection.IndexOf Method (String, String)

Gets the index in the collection of the specified DataTable object.

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

public int IndexOf(
	string tableName,
	string tableNamespace
)

Parameters

tableName
Type: System.String

The name of the DataTable object to look for.

tableNamespace
Type: System.String

The name of the DataTable namespace to look in.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The zero-based index of the DataTable with the specified name, or -1 if the table does not exist in the collection.

You specify the name of the DataTable object by using the TableName property.

The following example returns the index of a named table in the DataTableCollection.

private void GetIndexes()
{
    // Get the DataSet of a DataGrid.
    DataSet thisDataSet = (DataSet)DataGrid1.DataSource;

    // Get the DataTableCollection through the Tables property.
    DataTableCollection tables = thisDataSet.Tables;

    // Get the index of the table named "Authors", if it exists.
    if (tables.Contains("Authors"))
        System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine(tables.IndexOf("Authors"));
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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