DataTable.RowDeleting Event

Occurs before a row in the table is about to be deleted.

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

public event DataRowChangeEventHandler RowDeleting
/** @event */
public void add_RowDeleting (DataRowChangeEventHandler value)

/** @event */
public void remove_RowDeleting (DataRowChangeEventHandler value)

JScript supports the use of events, but not the declaration of new ones.

For more information, see Working with DataTable Events.

private static void DataTableRowDeleting()
    DataTable customerTable = new DataTable("Customers");
    // add columns
    customerTable.Columns.Add( "id", typeof(int));
    customerTable.Columns.Add( "name", typeof(string));
    customerTable.Columns.Add( "address", typeof(string));

    // set PrimaryKey
    customerTable.Columns[ "id" ].Unique = true;
    customerTable.PrimaryKey = new DataColumn[] 
        { customerTable.Columns["id"] ;

    // add a RowDeleting event handler for the table.
    customerTable.RowDeleting += new DataRowChangeEventHandler( Row_Deleting );

    // add ten rows
    for( int id=1; id<=10; id++)
            new object[] { id, string.Format("customer{0", id), 
            string.Format("address{0", id) );


    // Delete all the rows
    foreach( DataRow row in customerTable.Rows )

private static void Row_Deleting( object sender, 
    DataRowChangeEventArgs e )
    Console.WriteLine( "Row_Deleting Event: name={0; action={1", 
        e.Row["name"], e.Action );

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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