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DataSet.HasChanges Method (DataRowState)

Gets a value indicating whether the DataSet has changes, including new, deleted, or modified rows, filtered by DataRowState.

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

Public Function HasChanges ( _
	rowStates As DataRowState _
) As Boolean
Dim instance As DataSet 
Dim rowStates As DataRowState 
Dim returnValue As Boolean 

returnValue = instance.HasChanges(rowStates)


Type: System.Data.DataRowState

One of the DataRowState values.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the DataSet has changes; otherwise false.

Examine the HasChanges property of the DataSet before invoking the GetChanges method.

The following example uses the GetChanges method to create a second DataSet object, which is then used to update a data source.

Private Sub UpdateDataSet(ByVal dataSet As DataSet)
   ' Check for changes with the HasChanges method first. 
   If Not dataSet.HasChanges(DataRowState.Modified) Then  
       Exit Sub 
   End If 

   ' Create temporary DataSet variable and 
   ' GetChanges for modified rows only. 
   Dim tempDataSet As DataSet = _

   ' Check the DataSet for errors. 
   If tempDataSet.HasErrors Then 
      ' Insert code to resolve errors. 
   End If 

   ' After fixing errors, update the data source with    
   ' the DataAdapter used to create the DataSet.
End Sub

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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