Delete Method
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FileSystemInfo.Delete Method ()


Deletes a file or directory.

Namespace:   System.IO
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public abstract void Delete()

Exception Condition

The specified path is invalid; for example, it is on an unmapped drive.


There is an open handle on the file or directory, and the operating system is Windows XP or earlier. This open handle can result from enumerating directories and files. For more information, see How to: Enumerate Directories and Files.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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