Remove Method

IsolatedStorageSettings.Remove Method

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

Removes the entry with the specified key.

Namespace:  System.IO.IsolatedStorage
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)

public bool Remove(
	string key


Type: System.String
The key for the entry to be deleted.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the specified key was removed; otherwise, false.


IDictionary<TKey, TValue>.Remove(TKey)


key is null.

Use this method to remove key-value pairs from isolated storage. If the key does not exist, the method returns false; no entry is deleted and no exception is thrown.

The following example tries to remove a key-value pair for the user's name from the settings dictionary. A message is displayed in a TextBox named tbResults that indicates whether the name was removed or not found. This example is part of a larger example for the IsolatedStorageSettings class.

if (userSettings.Remove("name") == true)
    tbResults.Text = "Name removed. Refresh page to see changes.";
    tbResults.Text = "Name could not be removed. Key does not exist.";

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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