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DataContext.GetTable(Of TEntity) Method

Returns a collection of objects of a particular type, where the type is defined by the TEntity parameter.

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

Public Function GetTable(Of TEntity As Class) As Table(Of TEntity)
Dim instance As DataContext 
Dim returnValue As Table(Of TEntity)

returnValue = instance.GetTable()

Type Parameters


The type of the objects to be returned.

Return Value

Type: System.Data.Linq.Table(Of TEntity)
A collection of objects.

This method is the main entry point for querying. When a strongly typed DataContext is created, new generated properties encapsulate calls to this method. For example, a Customers property is generated that returns GetTable<Customer>.

If there is no collection for a particular type, an exception is thrown.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5