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Membership.DeleteUser Method (String, Boolean)

Deletes a user from the database.

Namespace:  System.Web.Security
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public static bool DeleteUser(
	string username,
	bool deleteAllRelatedData
)

Parameters

username
Type: System.String
The name of the user to delete.
deleteAllRelatedData
Type: System.Boolean
true to delete data related to the user from the database; false to leave data related to the user in the database.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the user was deleted; otherwise, false.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

username is an empty string or contains a comma (,).

ArgumentNullException

username is null.

Users deleted from the database are only deleted from the configured applicationName.

If deleteAllRelatedData is true, user data stored in the database for the Roles, Profile, or WebPart personalization is also deleted when you are using the SqlRoleProvider, SqlProfileProvider, and SqlPersonalizationProvider objects for data storage.

The following code example deletes the currently logged-on user and all related data.


<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Web.Security" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

public void YesButton_OnClick(object sender, EventArgs args)
{
  Membership.DeleteUser(User.Identity.Name, DeleteRelatedData.Checked);

  FormsAuthentication.SignOut();
  FormsAuthentication.RedirectToLoginPage();
}

public void CancelButton_OnClick(object sender, EventArgs args)
{
  Response.Redirect("default.aspx");
}

</script>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
<title>Sample: Delete User</title>
</head>
<body>

<form id="form1" runat="server">
  <h3>Delete User</h3>

  <asp:Label id="Msg" ForeColor="maroon" runat="server" /><br />

  <span style="color:red">Are you sure you want to delete the userid <b><%=User.Identity.Name%></b>?</span><br />

  Delete related profile and roles data: <asp:CheckBox id="DeleteRelatedData" 
                                                       checked="True" runat="Server" /><br />

  <asp:Button id="YesButton" Text="Yes" OnClick="YesButton_OnClick" runat="server" />
  <asp:Button id="CancelButton" Text="Cancel" OnClick="CancelButton_OnClick" runat="server" />
</form>

</body>
</html>


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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