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DataSet.Prefix Property

Gets or sets an XML prefix that aliases the namespace of the DataSet.

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

public string Prefix { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The XML prefix for the DataSet namespace.

The Prefix property is used throughout an XML document to identify elements which belong to the namespace of the DataSet object (as set by the Namespace property).

The following example sets the Prefix before calling the ReadXml method.


private void ReadData(DataSet thisDataSet)
{
    thisDataSet.Namespace = "CorporationA";
    thisDataSet.Prefix = "DivisionA";

    // Read schema and data.
    string fileName = "CorporationA_Schema.xml";
    thisDataSet.ReadXmlSchema(fileName);
    fileName = "DivisionA_Report.xml";
    thisDataSet.ReadXml(fileName);
}


.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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