DataRowExtensions.SetField<T> Method (DataRow, String, T)


Sets a new value for the specified column in the DataRow. The SetField<T> method also supports nullable types.

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

public static void SetField<T>(
	this DataRow row,
	string columnName,
	T value


Type: System.Data.DataRow

The input DataRow, which acts as the this instance for the extension method.

Type: System.String

The name of the column to set the value of.

Type: T

The new row value for the specified column, of type T.

Type Parameters


A generic parameter that specifies the value type of the column.

Exception Condition

The column specified by columnName cannot be found.


Occurs when attempting to set a value on a deleted row.


The value type of the underlying column could not be cast to the type specified by the generic parameter, T.

If value is null, the SetField<T> method converts the null value to Value in the underlying DataColumn.

The SetField<T> method does not perform any type conversions. This does not mean, however, that a type conversion will not occur. The SetField<T> method exposes the ADO.NET 2.0 behavior of the DataRow class. A type conversion could be performed by the DataRow object and the converted value would then be saved to the row.

Exceptions can be passed up through the SetField<T> method from the underlying DataRow object.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
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