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DataColumnCollection.Add Method

Creates and adds a DataColumn object to the DataColumnCollection.

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

public DataColumn Add()

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataColumn
The newly created DataColumn.

A default name ("Column1", "Column2", and so on) is given to the column.

If the collection is successfully changed by adding or removing columns, the CollectionChanged event occurs.

The following example creates and adds a new DataColumn to the DataColumnCollection of a DataTable.


Private Sub AddColumn()
    ' Get the DataColumnCollection from a table in a DataSet.
    Dim columns As DataColumnCollection = _
        DataSet1.Tables("Prices").Columns
    Dim column As DataColumn = columns.Add()

    With column
       .DataType = System.Type.GetType("System.Decimal")
       .ColumnName = "Total"
       .Expression = "UnitPrice * Quantity"
       .ReadOnly = True
       .Unique = False
    End With
End Sub


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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