DataColumnCollection Class

Represents a collection of DataColumn objects for a DataTable.

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

public ref class DataColumnCollection sealed : public InternalDataCollectionBase
public final class DataColumnCollection extends InternalDataCollectionBase
public final class DataColumnCollection extends InternalDataCollectionBase
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The DataColumnCollection defines the schema of a DataTable, and determines what kind of data each DataColumn can contain. You can access the DataColumnCollection through the Columns property of the DataTable object.

The DataColumnCollection uses the Add and Remove methods to insert and delete DataColumn objects. Use the Count property to determine how many DataColumn objects are in the collection. Use the Contains method to verify whether a specified index or column name exists in the collection.

The following example iterates through a collection of DataColumn objects and prints various properties of each column in the collection.

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This type is safe for multithreaded read operations. You must synchronize any write operations.

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

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