HttpClient.DeleteAsync(Uri) Method


Send a DELETE request to the specified Uri as an asynchronous operation. For programming guidance for the HttpClient class, and code examples, see the HttpClient conceptual topic.

 virtual IAsyncOperationWithProgress<HttpResponseMessage ^, HttpProgress> ^ DeleteAsync(Uri ^ uri) = DeleteAsync;
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.RemoteAsync]
IAsyncOperationWithProgress<HttpResponseMessage, HttpProgress> DeleteAsync(Uri const& uri);
public IAsyncOperationWithProgress<HttpResponseMessage,HttpProgress> DeleteAsync(System.Uri uri);
function deleteAsync(uri)
Public Function DeleteAsync (uri As Uri) As IAsyncOperationWithProgress(Of HttpResponseMessage, HttpProgress)


Uri Uri

The Uri the request is sent to.



The object representing the asynchronous operation.



This operation will not block. The returned IAsyncOperationWithProgress (of HttpResponseMessage and HttpProgress) completes after the whole response (including content) is read.

Exception Handling

You must write code to handle exceptions when you call this method. Exceptions can result from parameter validation errors, name resolutions failures, and network errors. Exceptions from network errors (loss of connectivity, connection failures, and HTTP server failures, for example) can happen at any time. These errors result in exceptions being thrown. If not handled by your app, an exception can cause your entire app to be terminated by the runtime. For more information on how to handle exceptions, see Handling exceptions in network apps.

Below are the exceptions that this function throws.


The uri parameter was null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Applies to

See also