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DataColumnCollection.CanRemove Method

Checks whether a specific column can be removed from the collection.

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

public bool CanRemove(
	DataColumn column
)

Parameters

column
Type: System.Data.DataColumn
A DataColumn in the collection.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the column can be removed; otherwise, false.

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.

The CanRemove method performs several checks before returning a true or false result. This includes the following: whether the column exists, belongs to the table, or is involved in a constraint or relation.

Use the CanRemove method before you try to remove any column from a collection. You can also use the Contains method to determine whether a particular column exists before you try to remove it.

The following example first uses the Contains method to determine whether a particular column is found in the collection. If found, the CanRemove method tests whether the column can be removed. If so, the column is removed with the Remove method.


private void RemoveColumn(string columnName, DataTable table)
{
    DataColumnCollection columns = table.Columns;
    if (columns.Contains(columnName))
        if (columns.CanRemove(columns[columnName]))
            columns.Remove(columnName);
}


.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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