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BlobRequestOptions.DeleteSnapshotsOption Property

Updated: April 24, 2013

[This topic is part of the Windows Azure Storage Client Library 1.7, which has been deprecated. The current recommended version is Storage Client Library 3.0.]

Gets or sets options for deleting snapshots when a blob is to be deleted.

Namespace: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient
Assembly: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient (in Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient.dll)
'Usage

public DeleteSnapshotsOption DeleteSnapshotsOption { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient.DeleteSnapshotsOption

One of the enumeration values that specifies whether to delete blobs and snapshots, delete blobs only, or delete snapshots only.

The following code example enumerates through the blobs in a container and deletes each blob and its snapshots.

static void DeleteBlobsAndSnapshots(Uri blobEndpoint, string accountName, string accountKey)
{
    CloudBlobClient blobClient = new CloudBlobClient(blobEndpoint, new StorageCredentialsAccountAndKey(accountName, accountKey));

    //Get a reference to the container.
    CloudBlobContainer container = blobClient.GetContainerReference("mycontainer");

    //Indicate that any snapshots should be deleted.
    BlobRequestOptions options = new BlobRequestOptions();
    options.DeleteSnapshotsOption = DeleteSnapshotsOption.IncludeSnapshots;

    //Specify a flat blob listing, so that only CloudBlob objects will be returned.
    //The Delete method exists only on CloudBlob, not on IListBlobItem.
    options.UseFlatBlobListing = true;

    //Enumerate through the blobs in the container, deleting both blobs and their snapshots.
    foreach (CloudBlob blob in container.ListBlobs(options))
    {
        Console.WriteLine(blob.Uri);
        blob.Delete(options);
    }
}

This property is applicable only to a request that will delete a blob.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Target Platforms

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