How to find Column Definition SqlServer

Dataset Object represents a collection of data retrieved from the Data Source. The Dataset can work with the data it contains, without knowing the source of the data coming from. The SqlDataAdapter Object allows us to populate DataTable in a DataSet. We can use Fill method in the SqlDataAdapter for populating data in a Dataset. The Dataset can contains more than one Table at a time.

The data inside Table is in the form of Rows and Columns . The DataRow class represents the actual data contained in a table. You use the DataRow and its properties and methods to retrieve, evaluate, and manipulate the data in a table. In some situations we have to find the column headers in a DataTable. There is a ColumnsCollection Object in the Datatable hold the column Definitions. The following C# Source Code shows how to find Column Definitions from a Datatable.

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace WindowsApplication1
    public partial class Form1 : Form
        public Form1()

        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            string connetionString = null;
            SqlConnection connection ;
            SqlCommand command ;
            SqlDataAdapter adapter = new SqlDataAdapter();
            DataSet ds = new DataSet();
            DataTable dt ;
            string sql = null;

            connetionString = "Data Source=ServerName;Initial Catalog=DatabaseName;User ID=UserName;Password=Password";
            sql = "Your SQL Statement Here";

            connection = new SqlConnection(connetionString);

                command = new SqlCommand(sql, connection);
                adapter.SelectCommand = command;
                adapter.Fill(ds, "SQL Temp Table");

                dt = ds.Tables[0];
                foreach (DataColumn column in dt.Columns)
                    MessageBox.Show (column.ColumnName);

            catch (Exception ex)
                MessageBox.Show("Can not open connection ! ");
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