DeleteFolderType Class

The DeleteFolderType class represents a request to delete folders from a mailbox.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  ExchangeWebServices
Assembly:  EWS (in EWS.dll)


<SerializableAttribute> _
Public Class DeleteFolderType _
    Inherits BaseRequestType
Dim instance As DeleteFolderType
public class DeleteFolderType : BaseRequestType


Use the DeleteFolderType type to delete unmanaged folders and managed folders. You cannot delete default folders, such as the Inbox or Deleted Items folders, by using this operation.


The following code example shows the soft-deletion of two folders.

static void DeleteFolder(ExchangeServiceBinding esb)
    // Identify the folders to delete.
    FolderIdType folder1 = new FolderIdType();
    FolderIdType folder2 = new FolderIdType();
    folder1.Id = "AQAlAE1B1";
    folder2.Id = "AQAlAE1B2";
    FolderIdType[] folders = new FolderIdType[2] { folder1, folder2 };

    // Form the delete folder request.
    DeleteFolderType request = new DeleteFolderType();
    request.FolderIds = folders;
    request.DeleteType = DisposalType.SoftDelete;

        // Send the request and get the response.
        DeleteFolderResponseType response = esb.DeleteFolder(request);
        ArrayOfResponseMessagesType aormt = response.ResponseMessages;
        ResponseMessageType[] rmta = aormt.Items;

        foreach (ResponseMessageType rmt in rmta)
            if (rmt.ResponseClass == ResponseClassType.Error)
                Console.WriteLine("Folder was not deleted.");
            else if (rmt.ResponseClass == ResponseClassType.Success)
                Console.WriteLine("Folder was deleted.");
    catch (Exception e)

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.