ITableMapping ITableMapping ITableMapping ITableMapping Interface

Definition

Associates a source table with a table in a DataSet, and is implemented by the DataTableMapping class, which is used in common by .NET Framework data providers.

public interface class ITableMapping
public interface ITableMapping
type ITableMapping = interface
Public Interface ITableMapping
Derived

Examples

The following example creates an instance of the derived class, DataTableMapping, and adds it to a DataTableMappingCollection collection. It then informs the user that the mapping was added to the collection and displays the parent mapping.

public void AddDataTableMapping() 
{
    // ...
    // create tableMappings
    // ...
    DataTableMapping mapping =
        new DataTableMapping("Categories","DataCategories");
    tableMappings.Add((Object) mapping);
    Console.WriteLine("Table {0} added to {1} table mapping collection.",
        mapping.ToString(), tableMappings.ToString());
}
Public Sub AddDataTableMapping()
    ' ...
    ' create tableMappings
    ' ...
    Dim mapping As New DataTableMapping( _
       "Categories", "DataCategories")
    tableMappings.Add(CType(mapping, Object))
    Console.WriteLine( _
       "Table {0} added to {1} table mapping collection.", _
       mapping.ToString(), tableMappings.ToString())
End Sub

Remarks

The ITableMapping interface allows an inheriting class to implement a TableMapping class, which associates a data source column with a DataSet column. For more information, see DataAdapter DataTable and DataColumn Mappings.

An application does not create an instance of the ITableMapping interface directly, but creates an instance of a class that inherits ITableMapping.

Classes that inherit ITableMapping must implement the inherited members, and typically define additional members to add provider-specific functionality. For example, the ITableMapping interface defines the DataSetTable property. In turn, the DataTableMapping class inherits this property, and also defines the GetDataTableBySchemaAction method.

Notes to Implementers

When you inherit from the ITableMapping interface, you should implement the following constructors:

Item Description
DataTableMapping() Initializes a new instance of the TableMapping class.
TableMapping(string sourceTable, string dataSetTable) Initializes a new instance of the TableMapping class with a source when given a source table name and a DataTable name.
TableMapping(string sourceTable, string dataSetTable, DataColumnMapping[] columnMappings) Initializes a new instance of the TableMapping class when given a source table name, a DataTable name, and an array of ColumnMapping objects.

Properties

ColumnMappings ColumnMappings ColumnMappings ColumnMappings

Gets the derived DataColumnMappingCollection for the DataTable.

DataSetTable DataSetTable DataSetTable DataSetTable

Gets or sets the case-insensitive name of the table within the DataSet.

SourceTable SourceTable SourceTable SourceTable

Gets or sets the case-sensitive name of the source table.

Applies to

See Also