MaxLength Property

DataColumn.MaxLength Property


Gets or sets the maximum length of a text column.

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

public int MaxLength { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32

The maximum length of the column in characters. If the column has no maximum length, the value is –1 (default).

The MaxLength property is ignored for non-text columns. A ArgumentException exception is raised if you assign MaxLength to a non-string column.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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