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DataColumnCollection.Remove Method (DataColumn)

Removes the specified DataColumn object from the collection.

Namespace:  System.Data
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)
public void Remove(
	DataColumn column
)

Parameters

column
Type: System.Data.DataColumn

The DataColumn to remove.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The column parameter is null.

ArgumentException

The column does not belong to this collection.

-Or-

The column is part of a relationship.

-Or-

Another column's expression depends on this column.

If the collection is successfully changed by adding or removing columns, the CollectionChanged event occurs.

The following example uses the Contains method to determine whether a named column exists. If so, the Item property returns the column. The CanRemove method then checks whether the column can be removed; if so, the Remove method removes it.

private void TestAndRemove(DataColumn colToRemove)
{
    DataColumnCollection columns; 
    // Get the DataColumnCollection from a DataTable in a DataSet.
    columns = DataSet1.Tables["Orders"].Columns;

    if(columns.Contains(colToRemove.ColumnName))
    {
        columns.Remove(colToRemove);
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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