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FileInfo.Delete Method

When it is called by trusted applications, permanently deletes a file.

Namespace:  System.IO
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute]
public override void Delete()
ExceptionCondition
IOException

The target file is open or memory-mapped on a computer running Microsoft Windows NT.

-or-

There is an open handle on the file, 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.

UnauthorizedAccessException

The path is a directory.

Platform Notes

Silverlight for Windows Phone Silverlight for Windows Phone

 This member has a SecurityCriticalAttribute attribute on Silverlight for Windows Phone, because the attribute was present in Silverlight 3. This attribute restricts this member to internal use. Application code that uses this member throws a MethodAccessException.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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