DataColumn.Ordinal Property

Gets the position of the column in the DataColumnCollection collection.

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

Public ReadOnly Property Ordinal As Integer
Dim instance As DataColumn
Dim value As Integer

value = instance.Ordinal

/** @property */
public int get_Ordinal ()

public function get Ordinal () : int

Not applicable.

Property Value

The position of the column. Gets -1 if the column is not a member of a collection.

The following example returns the column name, ordinal, and data type of a column.

Private Sub PrintColumnDetails(ByVal column As DataColumn)
    ' Print the Ordinal, ColumnName, and 
    ' DataType of the column.
End Sub

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