DataTable.Select Method ()

Gets an array of all DataRow objects.

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

public DataRow[] Select ()
public DataRow[] Select ()
public function Select () : DataRow[]
Not applicable.

Return Value

An array of DataRow objects.

The method returns the current rows in order of primary key (or lacking one, order of addition.)

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++)

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0