DataColumnCollection.Remove Method (DataColumn)

Removes the specified DataColumn object from the collection.

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

public void Remove(
	DataColumn column
)

Parameters

column
Type: System.Data.DataColumn

The DataColumn to remove.

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.

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

The following example uses the Contains method to determine whether a named column exists. If so, the Item property returns the column. The CanRemove method then checks whether the column can be removed; if so, the Remove method removes it.

private void TestAndRemove(DataColumn colToRemove)
{
    DataColumnCollection columns; 
    // Get the DataColumnCollection from a DataTable in a DataSet.
    columns = DataSet1.Tables["Orders"].Columns;

    if(columns.Contains(colToRemove.ColumnName))
    {
        columns.Remove(colToRemove);
    }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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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