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MappingType Enumeration

Specifies how a DataColumn is mapped.

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

public enum MappingType
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
public enum MappingType
public enum MappingType

 Member nameDescription
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkAttributeThe column is mapped to an XML attribute. 
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkElementThe column is mapped to an XML element. 
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkHiddenThe column is mapped to an internal structure. 
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkSimpleContentThe column is mapped to an XmlText node. 

The MappingType enumeration is used when getting or setting the ColumnMapping property of the DataColumn. The property determines how a column's values will be written when the WriteXml method is called on a DataSet to write the data and schema out as an XML document.

The following example returns the ColumnMapping property value for each column in a table.

static private void GetColumnMapping(DataTable dataTable)
    foreach (DataColumn dataColumn in dataTable.Columns)

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