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DataSet.ExtendedProperties Property

Gets the collection of customized user information associated with the DataSet.

[Visual Basic]
Public ReadOnly Property ExtendedProperties As PropertyCollection
public PropertyCollection ExtendedProperties {get;}
public: __property PropertyCollection* get_ExtendedProperties();
public function get ExtendedProperties() : PropertyCollection;

Property Value

A PropertyCollection with all custom user information.


The ExtendedProperties property enables you to store custom information with the DataSet. For example, you might store a time when the data should be refreshed.

Extended properties must be of type String if you want them persisted when the DataSet is written as XML.


[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example adds a custom property to the PropertyCollection returned by the ExtendedProperties property. The second example retrieves the custom property.

[Visual Basic] 
Private Sub SetProperty(myDataSet As DataSet)
    myDataSet.ExtendedProperties.Add("TimeStamp", DateTime.Now)
End Sub
Private Sub GetProperty(myDataSet As DataSet)
End Sub

private void SetProperty(DataSet myDataSet){
   myDataSet.ExtendedProperties.Add("TimeStamp", DateTime.Now);

private void GetProperty(DataSet myDataSet){

 void SetProperty(DataSet* myDataSet){
 void GetProperty(DataSet* myDataSet){

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

DataSet Class | DataSet Members | System.Data Namespace