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DataColumn.MaxLength Property

Gets or sets the maximum length of a text column.

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

member MaxLength : int with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The maximum length of the column in characters. If the column has no maximum length, the value is –1 (default).

The MaxLength property is ignored for non-text columns. A ArgumentException exception is raised if you assign MaxLength to a non-string column.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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