DataSet.EnforceConstraints DataSet.EnforceConstraints DataSet.EnforceConstraints DataSet.EnforceConstraints Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value indicating whether constraint rules are followed when attempting any update operation.

public:
 property bool EnforceConstraints { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
[System.Data.DataSysDescription("DataSetEnforceConstraintsDescr")]
public bool EnforceConstraints { get; set; }
member this.EnforceConstraints : bool with get, set
Public Property EnforceConstraints As Boolean

Property Value

true if rules are enforced; otherwise, false. The default is true.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example creates a DataSet with one table, one column, five rows, and one UniqueConstraint. The EnforceConstraints property is set to false and the values of each row are set to the same value. When the EnforceConstraints property is reset to true, a ConstraintException is generated.

private void DemonstrateEnforceConstraints()
{
    // Create a DataSet with one table, one column and 
    // a UniqueConstraint.
    DataSet dataSet= new DataSet("dataSet");
    DataTable table = new DataTable("table");
    DataColumn column = new DataColumn("col1");

    // A UniqueConstraint is added when the Unique 
    // property is true.
    column.Unique=true;
    table.Columns.Add(column);
    dataSet.Tables.Add(table);
    Console.WriteLine("constraints.count: " + 
        table.Constraints.Count);

    // add five rows.
    DataRow row ;
    for(int i=0;i<5;i++)
    {
        row = table.NewRow();
        row["col1"] = i;
        table.Rows.Add(row);
    }
    table.AcceptChanges();

    dataSet.EnforceConstraints=false;
    // Change the values of all rows to 1.
    foreach(DataRow thisRow in table.Rows)
    {
        thisRow["col1"]=1;
        //Console.WriteLine("\table" + thisRow[0]);
    }
    try
    {
        dataSet.EnforceConstraints=true;
    }
    catch(System.Data.ConstraintException e)
    {
        // Process exception and return.
        Console.WriteLine("Exception of type {0} occurred.", 
            e.GetType());
    }
}
Private Sub DemonstrateEnforceConstraints()
    ' Create a DataSet with one table, one column and 
    ' a UniqueConstraint.
    Dim dataSet As DataSet = New DataSet("dataSet")
    Dim table As DataTable = New DataTable("table")
    Dim column As DataColumn = New DataColumn("col1")
    column.Unique = True
    table.Columns.Add(column)
    dataSet.Tables.Add(table)
    Console.WriteLine("constraints.count: " _
        & table.Constraints.Count)

    ' add five rows.
    Dim row As DataRow
    Dim i As Integer
    For i = 0 To 4
       row = table.NewRow()
       row("col1") = i
       table.Rows.Add(row)
    Next
    table.AcceptChanges()
     
    dataSet.EnforceConstraints = False
    ' Change the values of all rows to 1.
    Dim thisRow As DataRow
    For Each thisRow In table.rows
       thisRow("col1") = 1
    Next
 
    Try
        dataSet.EnforceConstraints = True
    Catch e As System.Data.ConstraintException
	    ' Process exception and return.
        Console.WriteLine("Exception of type {0} occurred.", _
            e.GetType().ToString())
    End Try
End Sub

Remarks

Constraints are set at the DataTable level (Constraints property). For more information about creating constraints, see DataTable Constraints.

Applies to

See also