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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

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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