Membership.DeleteUser Method

Definition

Deletes a user from the database.

Overloads

DeleteUser(String)

Deletes a user and any related user data from the database.

DeleteUser(String, Boolean)

Deletes a user from the database.

DeleteUser(String)

Deletes a user and any related user data from the database.

public:
 static bool DeleteUser(System::String ^ username);
public static bool DeleteUser (string username);
static member DeleteUser : string -> bool
Public Shared Function DeleteUser (username As String) As Boolean

Parameters

username
String

The name of the user to delete.

Returns

true if the user was deleted; otherwise, false.

Exceptions

username is an empty string or contains a comma (,).

username is null.

Examples

The following code example deletes the currently logged-on user and all related data.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Web.Security" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

public void YesButton_OnClick(object sender, EventArgs args)
{
  Membership.DeleteUser(User.Identity.Name);
  Response.Redirect("logincs.aspx");
}

public void CancelButton_OnClick(object sender, EventArgs args)
{
  Response.Redirect("default.aspx");
}

</script>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
<title>Sample: Delete User</title>
</head>
<body>

<form id="form1" runat="server">
  <h3>Delete User</h3>

  <asp:Label id="Msg" ForeColor="maroon" runat="server" /><br />

  <p style="color:red">Are you sure you want to delete the userid <b><%=User.Identity.Name%></b>?</p>

  <asp:Button id="YesButton" Text="Yes" OnClick="YesButton_OnClick" runat="server" />
  <asp:Button id="CancelButton" Text="Cancel" OnClick="CancelButton_OnClick" runat="server" />
</form>

</body>
</html>
<%@ Page Language="VB" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Web.Security" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

Public Sub YesButton_OnClick(sender As Object, args As EventArgs)

  Membership.DeleteUser(User.Identity.Name)
  Response.Redirect("loginvb.aspx")

End Sub

Public Sub CancelButton_OnClick(sender As Object, args As EventArgs)
  Response.Redirect("default.aspx")
End Sub

</script>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
<title>Sample: Delete User</title>
</head>
<body>

<form id="form1" runat="server">
  <h3>Delete User</h3>

  <asp:Label id="Msg" ForeColor="maroon" runat="server" /><br />

  <p style="color:red">Are you sure you want to delete the userid <b><%=User.Identity.Name%></b>?</p>

  <asp:Button id="YesButton" Text="Yes" OnClick="YesButton_OnClick" runat="server" />
  <asp:Button id="CancelButton" Text="Cancel" OnClick="CancelButton_OnClick" runat="server" />
</form>

</body>
</html>

Remarks

User data stored in the database for the Roles, Profile, or WebPart personalization is also deleted when you are using the SqlRoleProvider, SqlProfileProvider, and SqlPersonalizationProvider objects for data storage.

See also

DeleteUser(String, Boolean)

Deletes a user from the database.

public:
 static bool DeleteUser(System::String ^ username, bool deleteAllRelatedData);
public static bool DeleteUser (string username, bool deleteAllRelatedData);
static member DeleteUser : string * bool -> bool
Public Shared Function DeleteUser (username As String, deleteAllRelatedData As Boolean) As Boolean

Parameters

username
String

The name of the user to delete.

deleteAllRelatedData
Boolean

true to delete data related to the user from the database; false to leave data related to the user in the database.

Returns

true if the user was deleted; otherwise, false.

Exceptions

username is an empty string or contains a comma (,).

username is null.

Examples

The following code example deletes the currently logged-on user and all related data.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Web.Security" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

public void YesButton_OnClick(object sender, EventArgs args)
{
  Membership.DeleteUser(User.Identity.Name, DeleteRelatedData.Checked);

  FormsAuthentication.SignOut();
  FormsAuthentication.RedirectToLoginPage();
}

public void CancelButton_OnClick(object sender, EventArgs args)
{
  Response.Redirect("default.aspx");
}

</script>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
<title>Sample: Delete User</title>
</head>
<body>

<form id="form1" runat="server">
  <h3>Delete User</h3>

  <asp:Label id="Msg" ForeColor="maroon" runat="server" /><br />

  <span style="color:red">Are you sure you want to delete the userid <b><%=User.Identity.Name%></b>?</span><br />

  Delete related profile and roles data: <asp:CheckBox id="DeleteRelatedData" 
                                                       checked="True" runat="Server" /><br />

  <asp:Button id="YesButton" Text="Yes" OnClick="YesButton_OnClick" runat="server" />
  <asp:Button id="CancelButton" Text="Cancel" OnClick="CancelButton_OnClick" runat="server" />
</form>

</body>
</html>

<%@ Page Language="VB" %>

<%@ Import Namespace="System.Web.Security" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

  Public Sub YesButton_OnClick(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal args As EventArgs)

    Membership.DeleteUser(User.Identity.Name, DeleteRelatedData.Checked)

    FormsAuthentication.SignOut()
    FormsAuthentication.RedirectToLoginPage()

  End Sub

  Public Sub CancelButton_OnClick(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal args As EventArgs)
    Response.Redirect("default.aspx")
  End Sub

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
  <title>Sample: Delete User</title>
</head>
<body>
  <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <h3>
      Delete User</h3>
    <asp:Label ID="Msg" ForeColor="maroon" runat="server" /><br />
    <p style="color:red">Are you sure you want to delete the userid <b><%=User.Identity.Name%></b>?</p>
    <br />
      Delete related profile and roles data:
      <asp:CheckBox ID="DeleteRelatedData" Checked="True" runat="Server" /><br />
        <asp:Button ID="YesButton" Text="Yes" OnClick="YesButton_OnClick" runat="server" />
        <asp:Button ID="CancelButton" Text="Cancel" OnClick="CancelButton_OnClick" runat="server" />
  </form>
</body>
</html>

Remarks

Users deleted from the database are only deleted from the configured applicationName.

If deleteAllRelatedData is true, user data stored in the database for the Roles, Profile, or WebPart personalization is also deleted when you are using the SqlRoleProvider, SqlProfileProvider, and SqlPersonalizationProvider objects for data storage.

See also

Applies to