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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 system.data.dll)

public DataView DefaultView { get; }
/** @property */
public DataView get_DefaultView ()

public function get DefaultView () : DataView

Not applicable.

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 void BindDataGrid()
{
    DataTable table = new DataTable();

    // Insert code to populate a DataTable with data.

    // Bind grid to DataTable.
    dataGrid1.DataSource = table;
}
 
private void ChangeRowFilter()
{
    DataTable gridTable = (DataTable) dataGrid1.DataSource;

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

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0
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