When it is called by trusted applications, deletes the specified file. An exception is not thrown if the specified file does not exist.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
path is a zero-length string, contains only white space, or contains one or more invalid characters as defined by GetInvalidPathChars.
path is null.
The specified path is invalid, (for example, it is on an unmapped drive).
The specified file is in use.
There is an open handle on the file, and the operating system is Windows XP or earlier. This open handle can result from enumerating directories and files.
path is in an invalid format.
The specified path, file name, or both exceed the system-defined maximum length. For example, on Windows-based platforms, paths must be less than 248 characters, and file names must be less than 260 characters.
The caller does not have the required permission.
path is a directory.
path specified a read-only file.
Silverlight for Windows PhoneThis member has a SecurityCriticalAttribute attribute on Silverlight for Windows Phone, because the attribute was present in Silverlight 3. This attribute restricts this member to internal use. Application code that uses this member throws a MethodAccessException.
Windows NT 4.0 Platform Note: Delete does not delete a file that is open for normal I/O or a file that is memory mapped.
For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.