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CloudTableClient.EndDeleteTableIfExist 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.]

Ends an asynchronous operation to delete the tables if it exists.

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


Public Function EndDeleteTableIfExist ( _
	asyncResult As IAsyncResult _
) As Boolean



Type: System.IAsyncResult

An IAsyncResult that references the pending asynchronous operation.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the table was deleted; otherwise, false.

The following code example deletes a table asynchronously if it exists.

public static void DeleteTableIfExistsAsync(CloudStorageAccount storageAccount)
    // Create service client for credentialed access to the Table service.
    CloudTableClient tableClient = new CloudTableClient(

        "Categories", DeleteTableIfExistAsyncCallback, tableClient);
    System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(5000); // wait, the async task is completing.

public static void DeleteTableIfExistAsyncCallback(IAsyncResult result)
    CloudTableClient tableClient = (CloudTableClient)result.AsyncState;

    // End the operation.
    if (tableClient.EndDeleteTableIfExist(result))
        Console.WriteLine("Table deleted.");
        Console.WriteLine("Table doesn't exist; could not be deleted.");

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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