TableCollection class

Provides typed access to a collection of Table nodes.

public class TableCollection : NodeCollection


Name Description
Count { get; } Gets the number of nodes in the collection.
Item { get; } Retrieves a Table at the given index. (2 indexers)


Name Description
Add(Node) Adds a node to the end of the collection.
Clear() Removes all nodes from this collection and from the document.
Contains(Node) Determines whether a node is in the collection.
GetEnumerator() Provides a simple “foreach” style iteration over the collection of nodes.
IndexOf(Node) Returns the zero-based index of the specified node.
Insert(int, Node) Inserts a node into the collection at the specified index.
Remove(Node) Removes the node from the collection and from the document.
RemoveAt(int) Removes the node at the specified index from the collection and from the document.
ToArray() Copies all tables from the collection to a new array of tables. (2 methods)


Shows how to remove the first and last rows of all tables in a document.

Document doc = new Document(MyDir + "Tables.docx");

TableCollection tables = doc.FirstSection.Body.Tables;

Assert.AreEqual(5, tables[0].Rows.Count);
Assert.AreEqual(4, tables[1].Rows.Count);

foreach (Table table in tables.OfType<Table>())

Assert.AreEqual(3, tables[0].Rows.Count);
Assert.AreEqual(2, tables[1].Rows.Count);

Shows how to find out if a tables are nested.

public void CalculateDepthOfNestedTables()
    Document doc = new Document(MyDir + "Nested tables.docx");
    NodeCollection tables = doc.GetChildNodes(NodeType.Table, true);

    for (int i = 0; i < tables.Count; i++)
        Table table = (Table)tables[i];

        // Find out if any cells in the table have other tables as children.
        int count = GetChildTableCount(table);
        Console.WriteLine("Table #{0} has {1} tables directly within its cells", i, count);

        // Find out if the table is nested inside another table, and, if so, at what depth.
        int tableDepth = GetNestedDepthOfTable(table);

        if (tableDepth > 0)
            Console.WriteLine("Table #{0} is nested inside another table at depth of {1}", i,
            Console.WriteLine("Table #{0} is a non nested table (is not a child of another table)", i);

/// <summary>
/// Calculates what level a table is nested inside other tables.
/// </summary>
/// <returns>
/// An integer indicating the nesting depth of the table (number of parent table nodes).
/// </returns>
private static int GetNestedDepthOfTable(Table table)
    int depth = 0;
    Node parent = table.GetAncestor(table.NodeType);

    while (parent != null)
        parent = parent.GetAncestor(typeof(Table));

    return depth;

/// <summary>
/// Determines if a table contains any immediate child table within its cells.
/// Do not recursively traverse through those tables to check for further tables.
/// </summary>
/// <returns>
/// Returns true if at least one child cell contains a table.
/// Returns false if no cells in the table contain a table.
/// </returns>
private static int GetChildTableCount(Table table)
    int childTableCount = 0;

    foreach (Row row in table.Rows.OfType<Row>())
        foreach (Cell Cell in row.Cells.OfType<Cell>())
            TableCollection childTables = Cell.Tables;

            if (childTables.Count > 0)

    return childTableCount;

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