DataSet.Namespace Property

Definition

Gets or sets the namespace of the DataSet.

public:
 property System::String ^ Namespace { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
[System.Data.DataSysDescription("DataSetNamespaceDescr")]
public string Namespace { get; set; }
member this.Namespace : string with get, set
Public Property Namespace As String

Property Value

The namespace of the DataSet.

Attributes

Exceptions

The namespace already has data.

Examples

The following example sets the Prefix before calling the ReadXml method.

private void ReadData(DataSet thisDataSet)
{
    thisDataSet.Namespace = "CorporationA";
    thisDataSet.Prefix = "DivisionA";

    // Read schema and data.
    string fileName = "CorporationA_Schema.xml";
    thisDataSet.ReadXmlSchema(fileName);
    fileName = "DivisionA_Report.xml";
    thisDataSet.ReadXml(fileName);
}
Private Sub ReadData(thisDataSet As DataSet)
    thisDataSet.Namespace = "CorporationA"
    thisDataSet.Prefix = "DivisionA"

    ' Read schema and data.
    Dim fileName As String = "CorporationA_Schema.xml"
    thisDataSet.ReadXmlSchema(fileName)
    fileName = "DivisionA_Report.xml"
    thisDataSet.ReadXml(fileName)
End Sub

Remarks

The Namespace property is used when reading and writing an XML document into the DataSet using the ReadXml, WriteXml, ReadXmlSchema, or WriteXmlSchema methods.

The namespace of an XML document is used to scope XML attributes and elements when read into a DataSet. For example, if a DataSet contains a schema that was read from a document with the namespace "myCompany," and an attempt is made to read data only from a document with a different namespace, any data that does not correspond to the existing schema is ignored.

Applies to

See also