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Lists.DeleteAttachment Method

Windows SharePoint Services 3
Removes the attachment from the specified list item.

Web Service: ListsWeb Reference: http://<Site>/_vti_bin/Lists.asmx

<SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("", RequestNamespace:="", ResponseNamespace:="", Use:=SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle:=SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)> _
Public Sub DeleteAttachment ( _
	listName As String, _
	listItemID As String, _
	url As String _
Dim instance As Lists
Dim listName As String
Dim listItemID As String
Dim url As String

instance.DeleteAttachment(listName, listItemID, url)



A string that contains either the title or GUID for the list.


A string that contains the ID of the item to delete. This value does not correspond to the index of the item within the collection of list items.


A string that contains the absolute URL for the attachment, as follows: http://Server_Name/Site_Name/Lists/List_Name/Attachments/Item_ID/FileName.

The URL to the attachment can be returned by using the GetAttachmentCollection method.

To access the Lists service and its methods, set a Web reference to http://Server_Name/[sites/][Site_Name/]_vti_bin/Lists.asmx.

The following code example deletes all the attachments for a specified item in a list on the current site.

This example requires that a using (Visual C#) or Imports (Visual Basic) directive be included for the System.Xml namespace.

Dim listService As New Web_Reference_Folder.Lists()
listService.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials

Dim ndAttach As XmlNode = 
    listService.GetAttachmentCollection("List_Name", "1")
Dim ndsAttach As XmlNodeList = ndAttach.ChildNodes
Dim i As Integer

For i = 0 To ndsAttach.Count - 1

    Dim delUrl As String = ndsAttach(i).InnerText

    listService.DeleteAttachment("List_Name", "1", delUrl)

Next i