DirectoryInfo.Delete Method (Boolean)

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

Deletes this instance of a DirectoryInfo, specifying whether to delete subdirectories and files.

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

Syntax

Public Sub Delete ( _
    recursive As Boolean _
)
public void Delete(
    bool recursive
)

Parameters

  • recursive
    Type: System..::.Boolean
    true to delete this directory, its subdirectories, and all files; otherwise, false.

Exceptions

Exception Condition
IOException

The directory is read-only.

-or-

The directory contains one or more files or subdirectories and recursive is false.

-or-

The directory is the application's current working directory.

-or-

There is an open handle on the directory or on one of its files, 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.

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