DataTable.NewRow Method

Definition

Creates a new DataRow with the same schema as the table.

public:
 System::Data::DataRow ^ NewRow();
public System.Data.DataRow NewRow ();
member this.NewRow : unit -> System.Data.DataRow
Public Function NewRow () As DataRow

Returns

A DataRow with the same schema as the DataTable.

Examples

The following example creates a DataTable, adds two DataColumn objects that determine the table's schema, and creates several new DataRow objects using the NewRow method. Those DataRow objects are then added to the DataRowCollection using the Add method.

   private void MakeDataTableAndDisplay()
   {
       // Create new DataTable and DataSource objects.
       DataTable table = new DataTable();

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

       // 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.ToString();
           table.Rows.Add(row);
       }

       // Create a DataView using the DataTable.
       view = new DataView(table);

       // Set a DataGrid control's DataSource to the DataView.
       dataGrid1.DataSource = view;
   }
Private Sub MakeDataTableAndDisplay()
    ' Create new DataTable and DataSource objects.
    Dim table As New DataTable()

    ' Declare DataColumn and DataRow variables.
    Dim column As DataColumn 
    Dim row As DataRow 
    Dim view As DataView 

    ' 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.    
    Dim i As Integer
    For i = 0 to 9 
       row = table.NewRow()
       row("id") = i
       row("item") = "item " & i
       table.Rows.Add(row)
    Next
    ' Create a DataView using the DataTable.
    view = New DataView(table)

    ' Set a DataGrid control's DataSource to the DataView.
    DataGrid1.DataSource = view
End Sub

Remarks

You must use the NewRow method to create new DataRow objects with the same schema as the DataTable. After creating a DataRow, you can add it to the DataRowCollection, through the DataTable object's Rows property. When you use NewRow to create new rows, the rows must be added to or deleted from the data table before you call Clear.

Applies to

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