FileSystem.DeleteDirectory Method (String, UIOption, RecycleOption, UICancelOption)
Deletes a directory.
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)
public static void DeleteDirectory( string directory, UIOption showUI, RecycleOption recycle, UICancelOption onUserCancel )
- Type: System.String
Directory to be deleted.
- Type: Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.UIOption
Specifies whether to visually track the operation's progress. Default is UIOption.OnlyErrorDialogs.
- Type: Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.RecycleOption
Specifies whether or not the deleted file should be sent to the Recycle Bin. Default is RecycleOption.DeletePermanently.
- Type: Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.UICancelOption
Specifies whether to throw an exception if the user clicks Cancel.
The path is a zero-length string, is malformed, contains only white space, or contains invalid characters (including wildcard characters). The path is a device path (starts with \\.\).
directory is Nothing or an empty string.
The directory does not exist or is a file.
The directory is not empty, and onDirectoryNotEmpty is set to ThrowIfDirectoryNonEmpty.
The user does not have permission to delete the directory or subdirectory.
A file in the directory or subdirectory is in use.
The directory name contains a colon (:).
The path exceeds the system-defined maximum length.
The user does not have required permissions.
The user cancels the operation or the directory cannot be deleted.
The showUI, recycle, and onUserCancel parameters are not supported in applications that are not user interactive, such as Windows Services.
The following table lists an example of a task involving the My.Computer.FileSystem.DeleteDirectory method.
Delete a directory
The example deletes the directory OldDirectory only if it is empty.
This example deletes the directory OldDirectory and all of its contents.
This example deletes the directory OldDirectory and all of its contents, asking the user to confirm the deletion, but does not send the contents to the Recycle Bin.
This example deletes the directory OldDirectory and all of its contents, sending them to the Recycle Bin, but does not show the progress of the operation.
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.