RemoveAt Method

DataColumnCollection.RemoveAt Method

Removes the column at the specified index from the collection.

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

public void RemoveAt (
	int index
public void RemoveAt (
	int index
public function RemoveAt (
	index : int
Not applicable.



The index of the column to remove.

Exception typeCondition


The collection does not have a column at the specified index.

If the collection is successfully changed by adding or removing columns, the CollectionChanged event occurs.

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

Private Sub RemoveColumnAtIndex(thisIndex As Integer)
   ' Get the DataColumnCollection from a DataTable in a DataSet.
   Dim columns As DataColumnCollection = _

   If columns.CanRemove(columns(thisIndex)) Then 
   End If
End Sub

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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