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)


Public Overrides Sub Delete
public override void Delete()


Exception Condition

The directory is not empty.


The directory is the application's current working directory.


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.


The caller does not have the required permission.


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


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


Windows Phone

See Also


DirectoryInfo Class

Delete Overload

System.IO Namespace