hide column from a datagrid + change rows colors

i need to hide a column from a vb.net datagrid.
the datagrid source is a table from the dataset


i need to change the color of the rows in this grid, say fst one is blue second white third blue fourth white....

what is the simpler way to do it...
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try this for the column

and for the alternating colors
use the AlternatingBackColor property of the datagrid  ala

DataGrid1.AlternatingBackColor = Yellow
DataGrid1.BackColor = White

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to hide columns, use:
DataGrid.Columns(columnnumber).Visible = False

to change the colors you'll need to add this to html view of your datagrid:
<AlternatingItemStyle BackColor="Blue" ForeColor="White" ></AlternatingItemStyle>
mte01Author Commented:
Hi aki4u
im talking about the VB.net's datagrid DataGrid.Columns(columnnumber).Visible = False didnt compile
razorback041 methods worked just fine,
thanks for the help anyway aki4u

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