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DataRow.Delete Method

Deletes the DataRow.

Namespace:  System.Data
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

public void Delete()

ExceptionCondition
DeletedRowInaccessibleException

The DataRow has already been deleted.

If the RowState of the row is Added, the RowState becomes Detached and the row is removed from the table when you call AcceptChanges.

The RowState becomes Deleted after you use the Delete method on an existing DataRow. It remains Deleted until you call AcceptChanges. At this time, the DataRow is removed from the table.

A deleted row can be undeleted by invoking RejectChanges.

NoteNote:

The BeginEdit method temporarily suspends RowChanging events, but the delete operation does not.

The following example creates a simple DataTable with two columns and ten rows. After deleting several DataRow items with the Delete method, one of the rows is undeleted by invoking RejectChanges.

private void DemonstrateDeleteRow()
{
    // Create a simple DataTable with two columns and ten rows.
    DataTable table = new DataTable("table");
    DataColumn idColumn = new DataColumn("id",
        Type.GetType("System.Int32"));
    idColumn.AutoIncrement=true;
    DataColumn itemColumn = new DataColumn("item", 
        Type.GetType("System.String"));
    table.Columns.Add(idColumn);
    table.Columns.Add(itemColumn);

    // Add ten rows.
    DataRow newRow;

    for(int i = 0; i <10; i++)
    {
        newRow = table.NewRow();
        newRow["item"] = "Item " + i;
        table.Rows.Add(newRow);
    }
    table.AcceptChanges();

    DataRowCollection itemColumns = table.Rows;
    itemColumns[0].Delete();
    itemColumns[2].Delete();
    itemColumns[3].Delete();
    itemColumns[5].Delete();
    Console.WriteLine(itemColumns[3].RowState.ToString());

    // Reject changes on one deletion.
    itemColumns[3].RejectChanges();

    // Change the value of the column so it stands out.
    itemColumns[3]["item"] = "Deleted, Undeleted, Edited";

    // Accept changes on others.
    table.AcceptChanges();

    // Print the remaining row values. 
    foreach(DataRow row in table.Rows)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(row[0] + "\table" + row[1]);
    }
}

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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