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DataTable.Select Method

Gets an array of all DataRow objects.

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

public DataRow[] Select()

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataRow[]
An array of DataRow objects.

To ensure the proper sort order, specify sort criteria with Select(String, String) or Select(String, String, DataViewRowState).

The following example returns an array of DataRow objects through the Select method.


private void GetRows()
{
    // Get the DataTable of a DataSet.
    DataTable table = DataSet1.Tables["Suppliers"];
    DataRow[] rows = table.Select();

    // Print the value one column of each DataRow.
    for(int i = 0; i < rows.Length ; i++)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(rows[i]["CompanyName"]);
    }
}


.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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