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I have a DataTable with one Column and four Rows.

 How do i iterate through this an load the string values into an array list.

ArrayList myList = new ArrayList();
foreach(DataRow dRow in dt.Rows)
{
  foreach(DataColumn dCol in dRow)
  {
    // What do  i do here. ?

   // or is there any better way to do it, because there is only one column and multiple rows.
  }
 
}


thanks,
steve.
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ArrayList myList = new ArrayList();
foreach(DataRow dRow in dt.Rows)  
     myList.Add(dRow[0]);
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The curly braces "{" are only required if you want to group more than one line together.  Since we are only executing one line in the foreach block, the curly braces are implicit.


Also... since we only have one column, we don't have to iterate through all of the columns... we will just "hard-code" a zero (the first, and only column).

Finally... the above code more or less copies the object from the table to the arraylist.  If the data you are ALWAYS going to return is of a particular type (like an int) then you may want to change from an arraylist to an int[] (better performance in the long run.



int[] myList = new int[dt.Rows.Count];
int i = 0;
foreach(DataRow dRow in dt.Rows)  
     myList[i++] = (int)dRow[0];

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