Columns Property

DataTable.Columns Property


Gets the collection of columns that belong to this table.

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

public DataColumnCollection Columns { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Data.DataColumnCollection

A DataColumnCollection that contains the collection of DataColumn objects for the table. An empty collection is returned if no DataColumn objects exist.

The DataColumnCollection determines the schema of a table by defining the data type of each column.

The following example prints each value of each row in a table using the Columns property.

private void PrintValues(DataTable table)
    foreach(DataRow row in table.Rows)
        foreach(DataColumn column in table.Columns)

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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