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DataSet.Tables Property


Gets the collection of tables contained in the DataSet.

 property System::Data::DataTableCollection ^ Tables { System::Data::DataTableCollection ^ get(); };
public System.Data.DataTableCollection Tables { get; }
public System.Data.DataTableCollection Tables { get; }
member this.Tables : System.Data.DataTableCollection
member this.Tables : System.Data.DataTableCollection
Public ReadOnly Property Tables As DataTableCollection

Property Value

The DataTableCollection contained by this DataSet. An empty collection is returned if no DataTable objects exist.



The following example returns the DataSet object's DataTableCollection, and prints the columns and rows in each table.

private void PrintRows(DataSet dataSet)
    // For each table in the DataSet, print the row values.
    foreach(DataTable table in dataSet.Tables)
        foreach(DataRow row in table.Rows)
            foreach (DataColumn column in table.Columns)
Private Sub PrintRows(ByVal dataSet As DataSet)
   Dim table As DataTable
   Dim row As DataRow
   Dim column As DataColumn
   ' For each table in the DataSet, print the row values.
   For Each table in dataSet.Tables
      For Each row In table.Rows
         For Each column in table.Columns
         Next column
      Next row
   Next table
End Sub


To add tables to the collection, use Add method of the DataTableCollection. To remove tables, use the Remove method.

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