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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;
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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