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Delete Task

Deletes the specified files.

The following table describes the parameters of the Delete task.

Parameter Description


Optional ITaskItem[] output parameter.

Specifies the files that were successfully deleted.


Required ITaskItem[] parameter.

Specifies the files to delete.


Optional Boolean parameter

If true, errors are logged as warnings. The defalut value is false.

The following example deletes the file MyApp.pdb.

<Project xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003">


    <Target Name="DeleteFiles">
        <Delete Files="$(AppName).pdb" />
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