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FileSystemInfo.Delete Method

Deletes a file or directory.

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

public abstract void Delete()

ExceptionCondition
DirectoryNotFoundException

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

IOException

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.

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