DirectoryInfo.Delete Method

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

Deletes this DirectoryInfo if it is empty.

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

Syntax

Public Overrides Sub Delete
public override void Delete()

Exceptions

Exception Condition
IOException

The directory is not empty.

-or-

The directory is the application's current working directory.

-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.

SecurityException

The caller does not have the required permission.

DirectoryNotFoundException

The directory described by this DirectoryInfo object does not exist or could not be found.

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

DirectoryInfo Class

Delete Overload

System.IO Namespace