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Item Property (String)
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DataColumnCollection.Item Property (String)

Gets the DataColumn from the collection with the specified name.

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

public DataColumn this [
	string name
] { get; }
/** @property */
public DataColumn get_Item (String name)

Not applicable.

Parameters

name

The ColumnName of the column to return.

Property Value

The DataColumn in the collection with the specified ColumnName; otherwise a null value if the DataColumn does not exist.

Item is conditionally case-sensitive when it searches for column names. For example, if one DataColumn is named "mydatacolumn" and another is named "Mydatacolumn", a string used to search for one of the columns is regarded as case-sensitive. However, if "mydatacolumn" exists and "Mydatacolumn" does not, the search string is regarded as case-insensitive.

The following example uses the Item property to print the DataType value of a DataColumn object specified by index.

private void PrintDataType(DataTable table)
{
    // Get the DataColumnCollection from a DataTable in a DataSet.
    DataColumnCollection columns = table.Columns;

    // Print the column's data type.
    Console.WriteLine(columns["id"].DataType);
}

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

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