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SPWebEventReceiver.WebDeleting Method

Windows SharePoint Services 3

Synchronous Before event that occurs before an existing Web site is completely deleted.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)

Public Overridable Sub WebDeleting ( _
	properties As SPWebEventProperties _
Dim instance As SPWebEventReceiver
Dim properties As SPWebEventProperties



Type: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPWebEventProperties
An SPWebEventProperties object that represents properties of the event handler.

Web site deletion events occur in the following cases:

  • The Web site is deleted through the user interface.

  • The folder that contains a Web site is deleted in an application that is compatible with Windows SharePoint Services (such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007) through remote procedure call protocol (RPC).

  • The folder that contains a Web site is deleted through Distributed Authoring and Versioning (DAV).

Web site deletion events only occur for the first Web site in a chain of sites. For example, if a Web site at http://TopSite/Site, which has the subwebs http://TopSite/Site/Subsite1 and http://TopSite/Site/Subsite2, is deleted in Office SharePoint Designer 2007, only one deletion event occurs, namely, for the http://TopSite/Site root Web site.

This class supports event cancellation and error messages.