.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+

ColumnCollection.Remove(Int32) Method

Removes the column at the specified position from the worksheet.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.Spreadsheet.v20.1.Core.dll


void Remove(
    int index
Sub Remove(
    index As Integer


Name Type Description
index Int32

A zero-based index of the column to remove. If it is negative or exceeds the last available index (16383), an exception occurs.


The number of columns in a worksheet is unchanged - 16,384. When you delete columns, other columns in the worksheet are shifted to the left and the equivalent number of new columns is automatically added to the end of the worksheet's column collection.

If you need to delete only the cell content or formatting from columns without removing entire columns from the worksheet, use the Clear* methods of the Worksheet object (see the How to: Clear Cells of Content, Formatting, Hyperlinks and Comments example).

You can also hide unnecessary columns without deleting them from the worksheet. To do this, use the Column.Visible property (see the How to: Hide a Row or a Column example).


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.

// Delete the 3rd column from the worksheet.

// 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);
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