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DataTableCollection.CollectionChanging Event

Occurs while the DataTableCollection is changing because of DataTable objects being added or removed.

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

public event CollectionChangeEventHandler CollectionChanging

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following example demonstrates how to use the CollectionChanging event.

public static void TableCollectionCollectionChanging()
{
    // Create a DataSet with two tables
    DataSet dataSet = new DataSet();

    // Assign the event-handler function for the  
    // CollectionChangeEvent.
    dataSet.Tables.CollectionChanging +=
        new System.ComponentModel.CollectionChangeEventHandler(
        Collection_Changing);

    // create Customer table
    DataTable customersTable = new DataTable("Customers");
    customersTable.Columns.Add("customerId",
        typeof(int)).AutoIncrement = true;
    customersTable.Columns.Add("name",
        typeof(string));
    customersTable.PrimaryKey = new DataColumn[] { customersTable.Columns["customerId"] };

    // create Orders table
    DataTable ordersTable = new DataTable("Orders");
    ordersTable.Columns.Add("orderId",
        typeof(int)).AutoIncrement = true;
    ordersTable.Columns.Add("customerId",
        typeof(int));
    ordersTable.Columns.Add("amount",
        typeof(double));
    ordersTable.PrimaryKey = new DataColumn[] { ordersTable.Columns["orderId"] };

    dataSet.Tables.AddRange(new DataTable[] { customersTable, ordersTable });

    // Check to see if each table can be removed and then 
    // remove it. 
    while (dataSet.Tables.Count > 0)
    {
        DataTable table = dataSet.Tables[0];
        if (dataSet.Tables.CanRemove(table))
        {
            dataSet.Tables.RemoveAt(0);
        }
    }

    Console.WriteLine("dataSet has {0} tables",
        dataSet.Tables.Count);
}

private static void Collection_Changing(object sender,
    System.ComponentModel.CollectionChangeEventArgs e)
{
    // Implementing this event allows you to abort a change 
    // to the collection by raising an exception which you can 
    // catch.

    Console.WriteLine("Collection_Changing Event: '{0}'\table element={1}",
        e.Action.ToString(), e.Element.ToString());
}

.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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