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DataRow.Item Property (DataColumn, DataRowVersion)

Gets the specified version of data stored in the specified DataColumn.

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

public Object this [
	DataColumn column,
	DataRowVersion version
] { get; 
/** @property */
public Object get_Item (DataColumn column, DataRowVersion version)

JScript supports the use of indexed properties, but not the declaration of new ones.



A DataColumn that contains information about the column.


One of the DataRowVersion values that specifies the row version that you want. Possible values are Default, Original, Current, and Proposed.

Property Value

An Object that contains the data.

Exception typeCondition


The column does not belong to the table.


The column argument contains null.


The row does not have this version of data.

The version should not be confused with the RowState property. The version argument describes the state of the data that is contained by the column relative to the column's original value.

When you set the property, an exception is generated if an exception occurs in the ColumnChanging event.

If this is an immediate edit, see EndEdit for the exceptions that can be generated.

The following example gets the current value of a clicked cell in the DataGrid control.

private void DataGrid1_Click(object sender, 
    System.EventArgs e) 
    DataTable dataGridTable = 

    // Set the current row using the RowNumber 
    // property of the CurrentCell.
    DataRow currentRow = dataGridTable.Rows[DataGrid1.CurrentCell.RowNumber];
    DataColumn column = dataGridTable.Columns[1];

    // Get the value of the column 1 in the DataTable.
    Console.WriteLine(currentRow[column, DataRowVersion.Current]);

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0