DefaultView Property

DataTable.DefaultView Property

Gets a customized view of the table that may include a filtered view, or a cursor position.

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

Public ReadOnly Property DefaultView As DataView
Dim instance As DataTable
Dim value As DataView

value = instance.DefaultView

/** @property */
public DataView get_DefaultView ()

public function get DefaultView () : DataView

Property Value

The DataView associated with the DataTable.

The DefaultView property returns a DataView you can use to sort, filter, and search a DataTable.

The following example sets a property of the DataTable object's DataView through the DefaultView property. The example also shows the binding of a DataGridView control to a DataTable named "Suppliers" that includes a column named "CompanyName."

Private Sub BindDataGrid()
   Dim table As New DataTable

   ' Insert code to populate a DataTable with data.

   ' Bind DataGrid to DataTable
   DataGrid1.DataSource = table
End Sub 

Private Sub ChangeRowFilter()
   Dim gridTable As DataTable = _
       CType(dataGrid1.DataSource, DataTable)

   ' Set the RowFilter to display a company names 
   ' that begin with A through I.
   gridTable.DefaultView.RowFilter = "CompanyName < 'I'"
End Sub

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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