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CloudTableClient.DeleteTable Method

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.]

Deletes the table.

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

public void DeleteTable (
	string tableName



Type: System.String

The table name.

The following code example attempts to delete a table and handles the error if it does not exist.

public static void DeleteTable(CloudStorageAccount storageAccount)
  // Create service client for credentialed access to the Table service.
  CloudTableClient tableClient = 
      new CloudTableClient(
  catch (StorageClientException e)
    Console.WriteLine("Error: {0}", e.Message);
    Console.WriteLine("Extended error info: {0} : {1}", 

If the specified table does not exist, the DeleteTable method throws a StorageClientException

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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