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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: 4.6, 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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