DataRowCollection Class

Definition

Represents a collection of rows for a DataTable.

public sealed class DataRowCollection : System.Data.InternalDataCollectionBase
Inheritance

Examples

The first example in this section prints the value of column 1 for every row in a DataRowCollection. The second example adds a new row created by using the NewRow method to the DataRowCollection.

private void ShowRows(DataTable table)
{
    // Print the number of rows in the collection.
    Console.WriteLine(table.Rows.Count);
    // Print the value of columns 1 in each row
    foreach(DataRow row in table.Rows)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(row[1]);
    }
}

private void AddRow(DataTable table)
{
    DataRowCollection rowCollection = table.Rows;
    // Instantiate a new row using the NewRow method.

    DataRow newRow = table.NewRow();
    // Insert code to fill the row with values.

    // Add the row to the DataRowCollection.
    table.Rows.Add(newRow);
}
Private Sub ShowRows(Byval table As DataTable)
    ' Print the number of rows in the collection.
    Console.WriteLine(table.Rows.Count)

    Dim row  As DataRow
    ' Print the value of columns 1 in each row
    For Each row In table.Rows
        Console.WriteLine(row(1))
    Next
End Sub
 
Private Sub AddRow(ByVal table As DataTable)
    ' Instantiate a new row using the NewRow method.
    Dim newRow As DataRow = table.NewRow()
    ' Insert code to fill the row with values.

    ' Add the row to the DataRowCollection.
    table.Rows.Add(newRow)
End Sub

Remarks

The DataRowCollection is a major component of the DataTable. While the DataColumnCollection defines the schema of the table, the DataRowCollection contains the actual data for the table, where each DataRow in the DataRowCollection represents a single row.

You can call the Add and Remove methods to insert and delete DataRow objects from the DataRowCollection. You can also call the Find method to search for DataRow objects that contain specific values in primary key columns, and the Contains method to search character-based data for single words or phrases.

For other operations, such as sorting or filtering the DataRowCollection, use methods on the DataRowCollection’s associated DataTable.

Properties

Count

Gets the total number of DataRow objects in this collection.

IsReadOnly

Gets a value that indicates whether the InternalDataCollectionBase is read-only.

(Inherited from InternalDataCollectionBase)
IsSynchronized

Gets a value that indicates whether the InternalDataCollectionBase is synchonized.

(Inherited from InternalDataCollectionBase)
Item[Int32]

Gets the row at the specified index.

List

Gets the items of the collection as a list.

(Inherited from InternalDataCollectionBase)
SyncRoot

Gets an object that can be used to synchronize the collection.

(Inherited from InternalDataCollectionBase)

Methods

Add(DataRow)

Adds the specified DataRow to the DataRowCollection object.

Add(Object[])

Creates a row using specified values and adds it to the DataRowCollection.

Clear()

Clears the collection of all rows.

Contains(Object)

Gets a value that indicates whether the primary key of any row in the collection contains the specified value.

Contains(Object[])

Gets a value that indicates whether the primary key columns of any row in the collection contain the values specified in the object array.

CopyTo(Array, Int32)

Copies all the DataRow objects from the collection into the given array, starting at the given destination array index.

CopyTo(DataRow[], Int32)

Copies all the DataRow objects from the collection into the given array, starting at the given destination array index.

Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
Find(Object)

Gets the row specified by the primary key value.

Find(Object[])

Gets the row that contains the specified primary key values.

GetEnumerator()

Gets an IEnumerator for this collection.

GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
IndexOf(DataRow)

Gets the index of the specified DataRow object.

InsertAt(DataRow, Int32)

Inserts a new row into the collection at the specified location.

MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
Remove(DataRow)

Removes the specified DataRow from the collection.

RemoveAt(Int32)

Removes the row at the specified index from the collection.

ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Extension Methods

Cast<TResult>(IEnumerable)

Casts the elements of an IEnumerable to the specified type.

OfType<TResult>(IEnumerable)

Filters the elements of an IEnumerable based on a specified type.

AsParallel(IEnumerable)

Enables parallelization of a query.

AsQueryable(IEnumerable)

Converts an IEnumerable to an IQueryable.

Applies to

Thread Safety

This type is safe for multithreaded read operations. You must synchronize any write operations.

See Also