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DataSet.Tables Property

Gets the collection of tables contained in the DataSet.

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

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property Tables As DataTableCollection

Property Value

Type: System.Data.DataTableCollection
The DataTableCollection contained by this DataSet. An empty collection is returned if no DataTable objects exist.

To add tables to the collection, use Add method of the DataTableCollection. To remove tables, use the Remove method.

The following example returns the DataSet object's DataTableCollection, and prints the columns and rows in each table.

Private Sub PrintRows(ByVal dataSet As DataSet)
   Dim table As DataTable
   Dim row As DataRow
   Dim column As DataColumn
   ' For each table in the DataSet, print the row values. 
   For Each table in dataSet.Tables
      For Each row In table.Rows
         For Each column in table.Columns
            Console.WriteLine(row(column))
         Next column
      Next row
   Next table
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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