ItemArray Property
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DataRow.ItemArray Property


Gets or sets all the values for this row through an array.

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

Public Property ItemArray As Object()

Property Value

Type: System.Object()

An array of type Object.

Exception Condition

The array is larger than the number of columns in the table.


A value in the array does not match its DataType in its respective DataColumn.


An edit broke a constraint.


An edit tried to change the value of a read-only column.


An edit tried to put a null value in a column where AllowDBNull of the DataColumn object is false.


The row has been deleted.

You can use this property to set or get values for this row through an array. If you use this property to set values, the array must have the same size and ordering as the column collection. Passing null in the ItemArray indicates that no value was specified.

Users can generate exceptions in the ColumnChanging event or the RowChanging event.

The following examples show how to get and set values using the ItemArray property.

Private Sub CreateRowsWithItemArray()
    ' Make a DataTable using the function below.
    Dim dt As DataTable = MakeTableWithAutoIncrement()
    Dim relation As DataRow

    ' Declare the array variable.
    Dim rowArray(1) As Object

    ' Create 10 new rows and add to DataRowCollection.
    Dim i As Integer
    For i = 0 to 9
       rowArray(0) = DBNull.Value
       rowArray(1)= "item " & i.ToString()
       relation = dt.NewRow()
       relation.ItemArray = rowArray
End Sub

Private Function MakeTableWithAutoIncrement() As DataTable
    ' Make a table with one AutoIncrement column.
    Dim table As DataTable = New DataTable("table")
    Dim idColumn As DataColumn = New DataColumn("id", _
    idColumn.AutoIncrement = True
    idColumn.AutoIncrementSeed = 10
    table.Columns.Add (idColumn)

    Dim firstNameColumn As DataColumn = New DataColumn( _
        "Item", Type.GetType("System.String"))
    MakeTableWithAutoIncrement = table
End Function

Private Sub PrintTable(table As DataTable)
    Dim row As DataRow
    Dim column As DataColumn
    For Each row in table.Rows
       For Each column in table.Columns
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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