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DataView.Table Property

Gets or sets the source DataTable.

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

public DataTable Table { get; set; 
/** @property */
public DataTable get_Table ()

/** @property */
public void set_Table (DataTable value)

public function get Table () : DataTable

public function set Table (value : DataTable)

Property Value

A DataTable that provides the data for this view.

The DataTable also has a DefaultView property which returns the default DataView for the table. For example, if you want to create a custom view on the table, set the RowFilter on the DataView returned by the DefaultView.

You can only set the Table property if the current value is null.

The following example gets the DataTable of the current DataView.

private static void DemonstrateDataViewTable()
    DataTable table = new DataTable();

    // add columns
    DataColumn column = table.Columns.Add("ProductID",
        typeof(int)    );
    column.AutoIncrement = true;
    column = table.Columns.Add("ProductName", 

    // populate DataTable.
    for(int id=1; id<=5; id++)
            new object[]{ id, string.Format("product{0", id) );

    DataView view = new DataView(table);

    PrintTable(view.Table, "DataTable");

private static void PrintTable(DataTable table, string label)
    // This function prints values in the table or DataView.
    Console.WriteLine("\n" + label);
    foreach(DataRow row in table.Rows)
        foreach(DataColumn column in table.Columns)
            Console.Write("\table{0", row[column]);

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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