DataRowView Class

Represents a customized view of a DataRow.

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

Public Class DataRowView
	Implements ICustomTypeDescriptor, IEditableObject, IDataErrorInfo, INotifyPropertyChanged
Dim instance As DataRowView

public class DataRowView implements ICustomTypeDescriptor, IEditableObject, 
	IDataErrorInfo, INotifyPropertyChanged
public class DataRowView implements ICustomTypeDescriptor, IEditableObject, 
	IDataErrorInfo, INotifyPropertyChanged

Whenever data is displayed, such as in a DataGrid control, only one version of each row can be displayed. The displayed row is a DataRowView.

A DataRowView can have one of four different version states: Default, Original, Current, and Proposed.

After invoking BeginEdit on a DataRow, any edited value becomes the Proposed value. Until either CancelEdit or EndEdit is invoked, the row has an Original and a Proposed version. If CancelEdit is invoked, the proposed version is discarded, and the value reverts to Original. If EndEdit is invoked, the DataRowView no longer has a Proposed version; instead, the proposed value becomes the current value. Default values are available only on rows that have columns with default values defined.

The following example uses the RowVersion property to determine the state of a row in the DataRowView.

Private Sub DemonstrateRowVersion()
    Dim i As Integer
    ' Create a DataTable with one column.
    Dim table As New DataTable("Table")
    Dim column As New DataColumn("Column")

    ' Add ten rows.
    Dim row As DataRow
    For i = 0 To 9
        row = table.NewRow()
        row("Column") = "item " + i.ToString()
    Next i

    ' Create a DataView with the table.
    Dim view As New DataView(table)

    ' Change one row's value:
    table.Rows(1)("Column") = "Hello"

    ' Add one row:
    row = table.NewRow()
    row("Column") = "World"

    ' Set the RowStateFilter to display only added and modified rows.
    view.RowStateFilter = _
       DataViewRowState.Added Or DataViewRowState.ModifiedCurrent

    ' Print those rows. Output includes "Hello" and "World".
    PrintView(view, "ModifiedCurrent and Added")

    ' Set filter to display only originals of modified rows.
    view.RowStateFilter = DataViewRowState.ModifiedOriginal
    PrintView(view, "ModifiedOriginal")

    ' Delete three rows.

    ' Set the RowStateFilter to display only deleted rows.
    view.RowStateFilter = DataViewRowState.Deleted
    PrintView(view, "Deleted")

    ' Set filter to display only current rows.
    view.RowStateFilter = DataViewRowState.CurrentRows
    PrintView(view, "Current")

    ' Set filter to display only unchanged rows.
    view.RowStateFilter = DataViewRowState.Unchanged
    PrintView(view, "Unchanged")

    ' Set filter to display only original rows.
    ' Current values of unmodified rows are also returned.
    view.RowStateFilter = DataViewRowState.OriginalRows
    PrintView(view, "OriginalRows")
End Sub

Private Sub PrintView(ByVal view As DataView, ByVal label As String)
    Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + label)
    Dim i As Integer
    For i = 0 To view.Count - 1
        Console.WriteLine("DataRowView.RowVersion: {0", _
    Next i
End Sub


This type is safe for multithreaded read operations. You must synchronize any write operations.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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