ConstraintCollection.AddRange Method

Copies the elements of the specified ConstraintCollection array to the end of the collection.

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

public void AddRange (
	Constraint[] constraints
public void AddRange (
	Constraint[] constraints
public function AddRange (
	constraints : Constraint[]
Not applicable.



An array of ConstraintCollection objects to add to the collection.

If BeginInit has been called, AddRange does not add any objects to the collection until EndInit is called. At the time that EndInit is called, the collection will be populated with the items specified in the most recent call to AddRange. If AddRange is called multiple times within a BeginInit / EndInit sequence, only those items specified in the most recent call to AddRange are added.

The following example creates primary and foreign key constraints, and adds them to the ConstraintCollection.

public static void ConstraintAddRange(DataSet dataSet)
        // Reference the tables from the DataSet.
        DataTable customersTable = dataSet.Tables["Customers"];
        DataTable ordersTable = dataSet.Tables["Orders"];

        // Create unique and foreign key constraints.
        UniqueConstraint uniqueConstraint = new 
        ForeignKeyConstraint fkConstraint = new 

        // Add the constraints.
        customersTable.Constraints.AddRange(new Constraint[] 
            {uniqueConstraint, fkConstraint});
    catch(Exception ex)
        // Process exception and return.
        Console.WriteLine("Exception of type {0} occurred.", 

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