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DataView.Table Property

Gets or sets the source DataTable.

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

public DataTable Table { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Data.DataTable
A DataTable that provides the data for this view.

The DataTable also has a DefaultView property which returns the default DataView for the table. For example, if you want to create a custom view on the table, set the RowFilter on the DataView returned by the DefaultView.

You can only set the Table property if the current value is null.

The following example gets the DataTable of the current DataView.

    private static void DemonstrateDataViewTable()
        DataTable table = new DataTable();
        // add columns
        DataColumn column = table.Columns.Add("ProductID",
            typeof(int)	);
        column.AutoIncrement = true;
        column = table.Columns.Add("ProductName", 

        // populate DataTable.
        for(int id=1; id<=5; id++)
                new object[]{ id, string.Format("product{0}", id) });
        DataView view = new DataView(table);

        PrintTable(view.Table, "DataTable");

    private static void PrintTable(DataTable table, string label)
        // This function prints values in the table or DataView.
        Console.WriteLine("\n" + label);
        foreach(DataRow row in table.Rows)
            foreach(DataColumn column in table.Columns)
                Console.Write("\table{0}", row[column]);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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