ICollection method does not work as expected

Paulagier used Ask the Experts™
Using #, WPF

Starting from a text file I need to:
1. Import this text file into a Data Table
2. Browse the data rows and in some case add an extra row
3. Convert this DT to a List
4. Display either the list or the DT in a datagrid (via a button click)

My code works well in step 1 and 4 but skip the 2 and 3
Unable to find why steps 2 and 3 are ignored

Here comes the C# method
 private ICollection CreateDataSource_vNodes() // vNodes
            //Create new DataTables and Rows
            DataTable dt_vNodes = new DataTable();
            DataRow dr;

            // Create columns with headers
            dt_vNodes.Columns.Add("IdNumber", typeof(int));
            dt_vNodes.Columns.Add("Position", typeof(string));

            //Read the file vNodes_Capture.txt and, for each line, create a new row in dt_vNodes
            string txtDataBase = "vNodes_Capture.txt";

            foreach (string Line in File.ReadLines(txtDataBase))
                //Split lines at delimiter ';''
                //Create new Row
                dr = dt_vNodes.NewRow();

                //IdNumber =
                dr[0] = Line.Split(';').ElementAt(0);

                //Position =
                dr[1] = Line.Split(';').ElementAt(1);

                //Add the row we created

            // Check values in column "Position" and add virtual bones if necessary    

            List<DataRow> rows = dt_vNodes.AsEnumerable().ToList();
            foreach (DataRow drow in rows)
                int currentidnumber = Convert.ToInt32(drow["IdNumber"]);
                string currentposition = drow["Position"].ToString();
                if (currentposition.ToLower() == "upspine") // convertie en minuscules
                    dt_vNodes.Rows.Remove(drow); // delete row with upspine
                    dt_vNodes.Rows.Add(new object[] { currentidnumber, "LeftShoulder" });
                    dt_vNodes.Rows.Add(new object[] { currentidnumber, "RightShoulder" });
                else if (currentposition.ToLower() == "pelvis") //convertie en minuscule
                    dt_vNodes.Rows.Remove(drow); // delete row with pelvis 
                    dt_vNodes.Rows.Add(new object[] { currentidnumber, "LeftHip" });
                    dt_vNodes.Rows.Add(new object[] { currentidnumber, "RightHip" });
                    dt_vNodes.Rows.Add(new object[] { currentidnumber, currentposition });


            // Converting the DT in a List<string> for further use

            foreach (DataRow drow in rows)

            //Return Dataview that populates the datagrid ItemsSource
            DataView dvN = new DataView(dt_vNodes);
            dgBB.ItemsSource = BonesRealVirtualS;
            return dvN;


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and the xaml line
<DataGrid Name="dgbonesRV" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="41,64,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Top" Height="214" Width="194"/>

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text file is attached
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Karrtik IyerSoftware Architect

Hi Paul,
Few questions :
1) can you please specify the type of BonesRealVirtualS, what it is?
2) is dgBB a list view or something else?
3) can you please publish your expected output based on the input of the text file you attached in your question?
4) Also in else case below I'm not sure we need to add a new row since this is already present in the data table.
else { dt_vNodes.Rows.Add(new object[] { currentidnumber, currentposition }); }
PaulagierResearch Director


Hi Karrtik,
        List<string> BonesRealVirtualS = new List<string>();
        dgBB is a datagrid
        expected output: two colums , identical to the txt file i.e. "IdNumber" and "position"
        Don't know , i' m a newbie in that world !!
Research Director
I have changed the business model of the app so I don't need the solution anymore
thanks anyway Karrtik
Karrtik IyerSoftware Architect

No problems Paul, let me know if you need any further help.
PaulagierResearch Director


I have changed the way data are stored (avoiding using data table )

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