DataTable.MinimumCapacity Property


Gets or sets the initial starting size for this table.

 property int MinimumCapacity { int get(); void set(int value); };
public int MinimumCapacity { get; set; }
public int MinimumCapacity { get; set; }
member this.MinimumCapacity : int with get, set
Public Property MinimumCapacity As Integer

Property Value


The initial starting size in rows of this table. The default is 50.



The following example sets the MinimumCapacity of a DataTable.

private void SetMinimumCapacity(DataTable table)
    // Change the MinimumCapacity.
    table.MinimumCapacity = 100;
Private Sub SetMinimumCapacity(ByVal table As DataTable)
   ' Change the MinimumCapacity.
   table.MinimumCapacity = 100
End Sub


The MinimumCapacity allows the system to create an appropriate set of resources before fetching data. In a situation when performance is critical, setting this property can optimize performance.

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