DataView.Table Property


Gets or sets the source DataTable.

 property System::Data::DataTable ^ Table { System::Data::DataTable ^ get(); void set(System::Data::DataTable ^ value); };
public System.Data.DataTable Table { get; set; }
member this.Table : System.Data.DataTable with get, set
Public Property Table As DataTable

Property Value

A DataTable that provides the data for this view.



The following example gets the DataTable of the current DataView.

private static void DemonstrateDataViewTable()
    DataTable table = new DataTable();

    // add columns
    DataColumn column = table.Columns.Add("ProductID",
        typeof(int)	);
    column.AutoIncrement = true;
    column = table.Columns.Add("ProductName", 

    // populate DataTable.
    for(int id=1; id<=5; id++)
            new object[]{ id, string.Format("product{0}", id) });

    DataView view = new DataView(table);

    PrintTable(view.Table, "DataTable");

private static void PrintTable(DataTable table, string label)
    // This function prints values in the table or DataView.
    Console.WriteLine("\n" + label);
    foreach(DataRow row in table.Rows)
        foreach(DataColumn column in table.Columns)
            Console.Write("\table{0}", row[column]);
Private Sub DemonstrateDataViewTable()
    Dim table As New DataTable()

    ' add columns
    Dim column As DataColumn = table.Columns.Add("ProductID", GetType(Integer))
    column.AutoIncrement = True
    column = table.Columns.Add("ProductName", GetType(String))

    ' populate DataTable.
    Dim id As Integer
    For id = 1 To 5
        table.Rows.Add(New Object() {id, String.Format("product{0}", id)})
    Next id

    Dim view As New DataView(table)

    PrintTable(view.Table, "DataTable")
End Sub

Private Sub PrintTable(ByVal table As DataTable, ByVal label As String)
    ' This function prints values in the table or DataView.
    Console.WriteLine("\n" + label)
    Dim row As DataRow
    Dim column As DataColumn
    For Each row In table.Rows
        For Each column In table.Columns
            Console.Write("\table{0}", row(column))
        Next column
    Next row
End Sub


The DataTable also has a DefaultView property which returns the default DataView for the table. For example, if you want to create a custom view on the table, set the RowFilter on the DataView returned by the DefaultView.

You can only set the Table property if the current value is null.

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