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Membership.DeleteUser Method (String)

Deletes a user and any related user data from the database.

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

public static bool DeleteUser(
	string username
)

Parameters

username
Type: System.String

The name of the user to delete.

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.

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);
  Response.Redirect("logincs.aspx");
}

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 />

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

  <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>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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