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ConstraintCollection.CollectionChanged Event

Occurs whenever the ConstraintCollection is changed because of Constraint objects being added or removed.

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

public event CollectionChangeEventHandler CollectionChanged
/** @event */
public void add_CollectionChanged (CollectionChangeEventHandler value)

/** @event */
public void remove_CollectionChanged (CollectionChangeEventHandler value)

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The following example demonstrates how to use the CollectionChanged event.

private static void ConstraintCollectionChanged()
    // Demonstrate ConstraintCollection.CollectionChanged event.
        // Create Customers table.
        DataTable customersTable = new DataTable("Customers");
        customersTable.Columns.Add("id", typeof(int));
        customersTable.Columns.Add("Name", typeof(string));
        customersTable.Constraints.CollectionChanged += 
            new System.ComponentModel.CollectionChangeEventHandler( 

        // Create Orders table.
        DataTable ordersTable = new DataTable("Orders");
        ordersTable.Columns.Add("CustID", typeof(int));
        ordersTable.Columns.Add("CustName", typeof(string));
        ordersTable.Constraints.CollectionChanged += 
            new System.ComponentModel.CollectionChangeEventHandler(

        // Create unique constraint.
        UniqueConstraint constraint = new UniqueConstraint(
        // Create unique constraint and specify as primary key.
            "pKey", ordersTable.Columns["CustID"], true);

        // Remove constraints.

        // Results in an Exception. You can't remove 
        // a primary key constraint.
    catch(Exception ex)
        // Process exception and return.
        Console.WriteLine("Exception of type {0} occurred.", 

private static void Collection_Changed(object sender, 
    System.ComponentModel.CollectionChangeEventArgs ex)
    Console.WriteLine("List_Changed Event: '{0}'\t element={1}", 
        ex.Action, ex.Element);

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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