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DataColumnCollection.Contains Method

Checks whether the collection contains a column with the specified name.

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

public bool Contains(
	string name
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The ColumnName of the column to look for.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if a column exists with this name; otherwise, false.

Use the Contains method to confirm the existence of a column before you perform additional operations on the column. The method returns false when two or more columns have the same name but different namespaces. The call does not succeed if there is any ambiguity when matching a column name to exactly one column.

The following example uses the Contains method and the CanRemove method to determine whether the column can be removed. If so, the column is removed.

private void RemoveColumn(string columnName, DataTable table)
{
    DataColumnCollection columns = table.Columns;

    if (columns.Contains(columnName))
        if (columns.CanRemove(columns[columnName]))
            columns.Remove(columnName);
}

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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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