MinimumCapacity Property

DataTable.MinimumCapacity Property


Gets or sets the initial starting size for this table.

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

public int MinimumCapacity { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32

The initial starting size in rows of this table. The default is 50.

The MinimumCapacity allows the system to create an appropriate set of resources before fetching data. In a situation when performance is critical, setting this property can optimize performance.

The following example sets the MinimumCapacity of a DataTable.

private void SetMinimumCapacity(DataTable table)
    // Change the MinimumCapacity.
    table.MinimumCapacity = 100;

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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