Delete Method
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FileInfo.Delete Method

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Permanently deletes a file.

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

Public Overrides Sub Delete


The target file is open or memory-mapped on a computer running Microsoft Windows NT.


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.


The caller does not have the required permission.


The path is a directory.

Version Notes

Windows Phone

 This member has a SecurityCriticalAttribute attribute. This attribute restricts this member to internal use. Application code that uses this member throws a MethodAccessException.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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