Directory.Delete Method (String)

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Deletes an empty directory from a specified path.

Namespace: System.IO
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Syntax

Public Shared Sub Delete ( _
    path As String _
)
public static void Delete(
    string path
)

Parameters

  • path
    Type: System..::.String
    The name of the empty directory to remove. This directory must be writable or empty.

Exceptions

Exception Condition
IOException

A file with the same name and location specified by path exists.

-or-

The directory is the application's current working directory.

-or-

The directory specified by path is not empty.

-or-

There is an open handle on the directory, and the operating system is Windows XP or earlier. This open handle can result from enumerating directories and files.

UnauthorizedAccessException

The caller does not have the required permission.

ArgumentException

path is a zero-length string, contains only white space, or contains one or more invalid characters.

ArgumentNullException

path is nullNothingnullptra null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

PathTooLongException

The specified path, file name, or both exceed the system-defined maximum length. For example, on Windows-based platforms, paths must be less than 248 characters and file names must be less than 260 characters.

DirectoryNotFoundException

The specified path does not exist or could not be found.

-or-

The specified path is invalid (for example, it is on an unmapped drive).

Remarks

Version Notes

Windows Phone

This member has a SecurityCriticalAttribute attribute. This attribute restricts this member to internal use. Application code that uses this member throws a MethodAccessException.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Platforms

Windows Phone

See Also

Reference

Directory Class

Delete Overload

System.IO Namespace