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How to: Delete a Row or Column from a Worksheet

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Row

This example demonstrates how to remove rows from a worksheet.

When you delete rows from a worksheet, other rows are automatically shifted up.

Enclose your code in the Workbook.BeginUpdate - Workbook.EndUpdate method calls to improve performance when you remove multiple rows from a document.

// Delete the 2nd row from the worksheet.
worksheet.Rows[1].Delete();

// Delete the 3rd row from the worksheet.
worksheet.Rows.Remove(2);

// Delete three rows from the worksheet starting from the 10th row.
worksheet.Rows.Remove(9, 3);

// Delete a row that contains the "B2"cell.
worksheet.DeleteCells(worksheet.Cells["B2"], DeleteMode.EntireRow);

You can also hide worksheet rows. See the How to: Hide a Row or a Column topic for details.

Note

The number of rows in a worksheet is permanently fixed - 1048576.

Column

This example demonstrates how to remove columns from a worksheet.

When you delete columns from a worksheet, other columns are automatically shifted to the left.

Enclose your code in the Workbook.BeginUpdate - Workbook.EndUpdate method calls to improve performance when you remove multiple columns from a document.

// Delete the 2nd column from the worksheet.
worksheet.Columns[1].Delete();

// Delete the 3rd column from the worksheet.
worksheet.Columns.Remove(2);

// Delete three columns from the worksheet starting from the 10th column.
worksheet.Columns.Remove(9, 3);

// Delete a column that contains the "B2"cell.
worksheet.DeleteCells(worksheet.Cells["B2"], DeleteMode.EntireColumn);

You can also hide worksheet columns. See the How to: Hide a Row or a Column topic for details.

Note

The number of columns in a worksheet is permanently fixed - 16384.

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