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How to: Change the Caption of a DataColumn 

Data columns often have names that are not suited for displaying in a user interface. You can change the caption to a more suitable name by setting the Caption property in the Properties window.

NoteNote

A special consideration comes into play when you drag items from the Data Sources window onto a form in a Windows application: the column names in the caption labels are reformatted into a more readable string when two or more words are found to be concatenated together. For more information, see How to: Customize How Visual Studio Creates Captions for Data-bound Controls.

To edit the caption of a data column

  1. Open your dataset in the Dataset Designer. For more information, see How to: Open a Dataset in the Dataset Designer.

  2. Select the column whose caption you want to edit.

  3. In the Properties window, set the Caption property.

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