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DataRowView Class

Represents a customized view of a DataRow.

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

public class DataRowView : ICustomTypeDescriptor, 
	IEditableObject, IDataErrorInfo, INotifyPropertyChanged

Whenever data is displayed, such as in a DataGrid control, only one version of each row can be displayed. The displayed row is a DataRowView.

A DataRowView can have one of four different version states: Default, Original, Current, and Proposed.

After invoking BeginEdit on a DataRow, any edited value becomes the Proposed value. Until either CancelEdit or EndEdit is invoked, the row has an Original and a Proposed version. If CancelEdit is invoked, the proposed version is discarded, and the value reverts to Original. If EndEdit is invoked, the DataRowView no longer has a Proposed version; instead, the proposed value becomes the current value. Default values are available only on rows that have columns with default values defined.

The following example uses the RowVersion property to determine the state of a row in the DataRowView.

private static void DemonstrateRowVersion()
{
    // Create a DataTable with one column.
    DataTable table = new DataTable("Table");
    DataColumn column = new DataColumn("Column");
    table.Columns.Add(column);

    // Add ten rows.
    DataRow row;
    for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++)
    {
        row = table.NewRow();
        row["Column"] = "item " + i;
        table.Rows.Add(row);
    }

    table.AcceptChanges();
    // Create a DataView with the table.
    DataView view = new DataView(table);

    // Change one row's value:
    table.Rows[1]["Column"] = "Hello";

    // Add one row:
    row = table.NewRow();
    row["Column"] = "World";
    table.Rows.Add(row);

    // Set the RowStateFilter to display only added  
    // and modified rows.
    view.RowStateFilter = DataViewRowState.Added | 
        DataViewRowState.ModifiedCurrent;

    // Print those rows. Output includes "Hello" and "World".
    PrintView(view, "ModifiedCurrent and Added");

    // Set filter to display only originals of modified rows.
    view.RowStateFilter = DataViewRowState.ModifiedOriginal;
    PrintView(view, "ModifiedOriginal");

    // Delete three rows.
    table.Rows[1].Delete();
    table.Rows[2].Delete();
    table.Rows[3].Delete();

    // Set the RowStateFilter to display only deleted rows.
    view.RowStateFilter = DataViewRowState.Deleted;
    PrintView(view, "Deleted");

    // Set filter to display only current rows.
    view.RowStateFilter = DataViewRowState.CurrentRows;
    PrintView(view, "Current");

    // Set filter to display only unchanged rows.
    view.RowStateFilter = DataViewRowState.Unchanged;
    PrintView(view, "Unchanged");

    // Set filter to display only original rows. 
    // Current values of unmodified rows are also returned.
    view.RowStateFilter = DataViewRowState.OriginalRows;
    PrintView(view, "OriginalRows");
}

private static void PrintView(DataView view, string label)
{
    Console.WriteLine("\n" + label);
    for (int i = 0; i < view.Count; i++)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(view[i]["Column"]);
        Console.WriteLine("DataViewRow.RowVersion: {0}", 
            view[i].RowVersion);
    }
}

System.Object
  System.Data.DataRowView

This type is safe for multithreaded read operations. You must synchronize any write operations.

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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