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DataTable.RowDeleting Event

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

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

public event DataRowChangeEventHandler RowDeleting

    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 );

.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.