The DeleteDirectory component deletes a directory, and the subdirectories and files therein.



The DeleteDirectory component exposes the Control In, Control Out, and Data In ports by default.

Port Description
ControlIn Must be connected to the Control Out port of one or more components.
ControlOut Can be connected to the Control In port of another component or the default end component.
Data Out Specifies the location of the directory to delete (string).


To edit the properties of the DeleteDirectory component, in the Properties Window, change the required property. You can edit the following properties.

Property Description
Search Search for the respective property.
Delay After Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) after the action is performed.
Delay Before Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) before the action is performed.


Let us consider an example.


To delete a directory:

  1. In the Toolbox, expand Utilities and then expand Directory.
  2. Drag the DeleteDirectory component and drop it on the Design surface.
  3. Double-click directoryPath box and enter the required directory path.
  4. To override the existing data source, right-click the directoryPath box.
  5. Click Override and change the data source.


    To learn more about overriding the data source of the data port, refer the Override section.

  6. Connect all the control ports in the activity.

  7. In the toolbar, click Run. The specified directory is deleted.