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DataColumn.Caption Property

Gets or sets the caption for the column.

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

public string Caption { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The caption of the column. If not set, returns the ColumnName value.

You can use the Caption property to display a descriptive or friendly name for a DataColumn.

The following example creates a new DataTable. It then adds three DataColumn objects to a DataColumnCollection and sets the Caption property for each DataColumn.

private void CreateDataTable()
{
   DataTable table;
   DataColumn column;

   table = new DataTable("Customers");

   //CustomerID column
   column = table.Columns.Add("CustomerID", 
       System.Type.GetType("System.Int32"));
   column.Unique = true;
	
   //CustomerName column
   column = table.Columns.Add("CustomerName", 
       System.Type.GetType("System.String"));
   column.Caption = "Name";

   //CreditLimit
   column = table.Columns.Add("CreditLimit", 
       System.Type.GetType("System.Double"));
   column.DefaultValue = 0;
   column.Caption = "Limit";

   table.Rows.Add(new object[] {1, "Jonathan", 23.44});
   table.Rows.Add(new object[] {2, "Bill", 56.87});
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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