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DataRelation.ParentKeyConstraint Property

Gets the UniqueConstraint that guarantees that values in the parent column of a DataRelation are unique.

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

public virtual UniqueConstraint ParentKeyConstraint { get; }
/** @property */
public UniqueConstraint get_ParentKeyConstraint ()

public function get ParentKeyConstraint () : UniqueConstraint

Not applicable.

Property Value

A UniqueConstraint that makes sure that values in a parent column are unique.

The following example gets the ParentKeyConstraint of a DataRelation object.

Private Sub GetParentKeyConstraint()
    ' Get a DataRelation from a DataSet.
    Dim relation As DataRelation = _

    ' Get the relations parent key constraint.
    Dim constraint As UniqueConstraint = _

    ' Get the constraint's DataColumns
    Dim constraintColumns() As DataColumn
    constraintColumns = constraint.Columns

    ' Print the column names.
    Dim i As Integer
    For i = 0 to constraintColumns.GetUpperBound(0)
    Next i
End Sub

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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