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DataTable Constructor (String)

Initializes a new instance of the DataTable class with the specified table name.

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

public DataTable(
	string tableName
)

Parameters

tableName
Type: System.String
The name to give the table. If tableName is null or an empty string, a default name is given when added to the DataTableCollection.

The following example creates a DataTable and displays it in a DataGridView control.


private void MakeDataTableAndDisplay()
{
    // Create new DataTable.
    DataTable table = new DataTable("table");

    // Declare DataColumn and DataRow variables.
    DataColumn column;
    DataRow row;

    // Create new DataColumn, set DataType, 
    // ColumnName and add to DataTable.    
    column = new DataColumn();
    column.DataType = System.Type.GetType("System.Int32");
    column.ColumnName = "id";
    table.Columns.Add(column);

    // Create second column.
    column = new DataColumn();
    column.DataType = Type.GetType("System.String");
    column.ColumnName = "item";
    table.Columns.Add(column);

    // Create new DataRow objects and add to DataTable.    
    for(int i = 0; i < 10; i++)
    {
        row = table.NewRow();
        row["id"] = i;
        row["item"] = "item " + i;
        table.Rows.Add(row);
    }
    // Set to DataGrid.DataSource property to the table.
    dataGrid1.DataSource = table;
}


.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.

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