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DataGridViewColumnCollection.Remove Method (String)

Removes the column with the specified name from the collection.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public virtual void Remove(
	string columnName


Type: System.String

The name of the column to delete.


columnName does not match the name of any column in the collection.


columnName is null.


The associated DataGridView control is performing one of the following actions that temporarily prevents new columns from being added:

  • Selecting all cells in the control.

  • Clearing the selection.

  • Updating column DisplayIndex property values.


This method is being called from a handler for one of the following DataGridView events:

The name of a column is indicated by the DataGridViewColumn.Name property.

To remove a column that is automatically generated when binding to a data source, call this method in a DataGridView.DataBindingComplete event handler.

The following code example illustrates the use of this method. For more information, see How to: Remove Autogenerated Columns from a Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

private void BindDataAndInitializeColumns()
    dataGridView1.AutoGenerateColumns = true;
    dataGridView1.DataSource = customersDataSet;
    dataGridView1.Columns["CustomerID"].Visible = false;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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