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DataTable Constructor (String)

Initializes a new instance of the DataTable class with the specified table name.

Namespace:  System.Data
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

public DataTable(
	string tableName
)

Parameters

tableName
Type: System.String

The name to give the table. If tableName is null or an empty string, a default name is given when added to the DataTableCollection.

The following example creates a DataTable and displays it in a DataGridView control.

private void MakeDataTableAndDisplay()
{
    // Create new DataTable.
    DataTable table = new DataTable("table");

    // Declare DataColumn and DataRow variables.
    DataColumn column;
    DataRow row;

    // Create new DataColumn, set DataType,  
    // ColumnName and add to DataTable.    
    column = new DataColumn();
    column.DataType = System.Type.GetType("System.Int32");
    column.ColumnName = "id";
    table.Columns.Add(column);

    // Create second column.
    column = new DataColumn();
    column.DataType = Type.GetType("System.String");
    column.ColumnName = "item";
    table.Columns.Add(column);

    // Create new DataRow objects and add to DataTable.     
    for(int i = 0; i < 10; i++)
    {
        row = table.NewRow();
        row["id"] = i;
        row["item"] = "item " + i;
        table.Rows.Add(row);
    }
    // Set to DataGrid.DataSource property to the table.
    dataGrid1.DataSource = table;
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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