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DataTable.CaseSensitive Property

Indicates whether string comparisons within the table are case-sensitive.

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

public bool CaseSensitive { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the comparison is case-sensitive; otherwise false. The default is set to the parent DataSet object's CaseSensitive property, or false if the DataTable was created independently of a DataSet.

The CaseSensitive property affects string comparisons in sorting, searching, and filtering.

The following example calls the Select method twice on a DataTable. The first time, the CaseSensitive property is set to false, the second, to true.

private static void ToggleCaseSensitive()
{
    DataTable t;
    DataRow[] foundRows;

    t = CreateDataSet().Tables[0];

    t.CaseSensitive = false;
    foundRows = t.Select("item = 'abc'");

    // Print out DataRow values.
    PrintRowValues(foundRows, "CaseSensitive = False");

    t.CaseSensitive = true;
    foundRows = t.Select("item = 'abc'");

    PrintRowValues(foundRows, "CaseSensitive = True");
}

public static DataSet CreateDataSet()
{
    // Create a DataSet with one table, two columns
    DataSet ds = new DataSet();
    DataTable t = new DataTable("Items");

    // Add table to dataset
    ds.Tables.Add(t);

    // Add two columns
    DataColumn c;

    // First column
    c = t.Columns.Add("id", typeof(int));
    c.AutoIncrement = true;

    // Second column
    t.Columns.Add("item", typeof(string));

    // Set primary key
    t.PrimaryKey = new DataColumn[] { t.Columns["id"] };

    // Add twelve rows 
    for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++)
    {
        t.Rows.Add(new object[] { i, i.ToString() });
    }
    t.Rows.Add(new object[] { 11, "abc" });
    t.Rows.Add(new object[] { 15, "ABC" });

    return ds;
}

private static void PrintRowValues(DataRow[] rows, string label)
{
    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine(label);
    if (rows.Length <= 0)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("no rows found");
        return;
    }
    foreach (DataRow r in rows)
    {
        foreach (DataColumn c in r.Table.Columns)
        {
            Console.Write("\t {0}", r[c]);
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    }
}

.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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