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DataSet.Tables Property

Gets the collection of tables contained in the DataSet.

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

public DataTableCollection Tables { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Data.DataTableCollection
The DataTableCollection contained by this DataSet. An empty collection is returned if no DataTable objects exist.

To add tables to the collection, use Add method of the DataTableCollection. To remove tables, use the Remove method.

The following example returns the DataSet object's DataTableCollection, and prints the columns and rows in each table.

private void PrintRows(DataSet dataSet)
{
    // For each table in the DataSet, print the row values. 
    foreach(DataTable table in dataSet.Tables)
    {
        foreach(DataRow row in table.Rows)
        {
            foreach (DataColumn column in table.Columns)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(row[column]);
            }
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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