DataTable.MinimumCapacity Property

Gets or sets the initial starting size for this table.

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

public int MinimumCapacity { get; set; 
/** @property */
public int get_MinimumCapacity ()

/** @property */
public void set_MinimumCapacity (int value)

public function get MinimumCapacity () : int

public function set MinimumCapacity (value : int)

Property Value

The initial starting size in rows of this table. The default is 50.

The MinimumCapacity allows the system to create an appropriate set of resources before fetching data. In a situation when performance is critical, setting this property can optimize performance.

The following example sets the MinimumCapacity of a DataTable.

private void SetMinimumCapacity(DataTable table)
    // Change the MinimumCapacity.
    table.MinimumCapacity = 100;

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