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DataTableCollection.Item Property (Int32)

Gets the DataTable object at the specified index.

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

public DataTable this[
	int index
] { get; }


Type: System.Int32
The zero-based index of the DataTable to find.

Property Value

Type: System.Data.DataTable
A DataTable with the specified index; otherwise null if the DataTable does not exist.


The index value is greater than the number of items in the collection.

Use the Contains method to determine whether a table with a specific index exists.

If you have the name of a table, but not its index, use the IndexOf method to return the index.

The following example retrieves a DataTable by its index.

private void GetDataTableByIndex()
   // presuming a DataGrid is displaying more than one table, get its DataSet.
   DataSet thisDataSet = (DataSet)DataGrid1.DataSource;
   // Get the DataTableCollection.
   DataTableCollection tablesCollection = thisDataSet.Tables;
   // Iterate through the collection to get each table name.
   for (int i = 0; i < tablesCollection.Count; i++)

.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.