Remove Column from Data Grid Views in VB.NET
A simple how-to to get rid of that column that appears in front of all data grid view rows by default.
To remove the ever so
annoying column that is added by default to the front of every row in a data
grid view object in VB.NET.
After searching for a
solution to this rather easy problem, I decided that it would be best to post
this online for others to see and benefit from. In
VB.NET when you use a data grid view object and populate it with data, the data
grid view by default sets a column in front of every row so that you know which
row you are editing or have selected cells. Getting
this column to disappear is rather simple.
There are two ways to
fix this issue:
Fix # 1:
After selecting the
data grid view object, go to the properties for the data grid view and set the
property "RowHeadersVisible" to False.
Fix # 2 (programmatically):
Where dgv is the name
of your data grid view object, insert this into your code when you want to hide
dgv.RowHeadersVisible = False
While this may seem
trivial, some users do not want to see this column. If
you ever run into this issue, now you have the tools necessary to tackle this
simple issue without going through many hoops to perform the same action.