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Package.DeletePart Method

Deletes a part with a given URI from the package.

Namespace:  System.IO.Packaging
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)

Public Sub DeletePart ( _
	partUri As Uri _
Dim instance As Package 
Dim partUri As Uri

You cannot use methods in XAML.


Type: System.Uri

The URI of the part to delete.


partUri is Nothing.


partUri is not a valid PackagePart URI.


The package is not open (Dispose or Close has been called).


The package is read-only.

partUri must be a relative URI that consists of an absolute path which starts with a forward slash ("/") character. The absolute path is relative to the package root and is formed according to the RFC 3986 Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Generic Syntax specification. "/page1.xaml" and "/images/picture4.jpg" are examples of valid part URIs.

No exception is raised if a part with the specified partUri is not in the package. (You can use the PartExists method to determine whether a part with a specified partUri is in the package.)

For additional information, see the Open Packaging Conventions (OPC) specification available for download at

Notes to Inheritors:

DeletePart internally calls the derived class's DeletePartCore method to actually delete the part based on the physical format implemented in the derived class.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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