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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)
public DataTableCollection Tables { get; }

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 void PrintRows(DataSet dataSet)
{
    // For each table in the DataSet, print the row values. 
    foreach(DataTable table in dataSet.Tables)
    {
        foreach(DataRow row in table.Rows)
        {
            foreach (DataColumn column in table.Columns)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(row[column]);
            }
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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