AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 4.5
This operation enables you to delete multiple objects from a bucket using a single HTTP request. You may specify up to 1000 keys.

Namespace: Amazon.S3
Assembly: AWSSDK.dll
Version: (assembly version)


public virtual DeleteObjectsResponse DeleteObjects(
         DeleteObjectsRequest request


Type: Amazon.S3.Model.DeleteObjectsRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the DeleteObjects service method.

Return Value
Type: Amazon.S3.Model.DeleteObjectsResponse
The response from the DeleteObjects service method, as returned by S3.


This example shows how to delete multiple objects in a single request.
Note that the call may not delete all objects. In that case, an exception will be thrown. This exception will contain the list of encountered delete errors.

DeleteObjects sample

// Create a client
AmazonS3Client client = new AmazonS3Client();

// Create a DeleteObject request
DeleteObjectsRequest request = new DeleteObjectsRequest
    BucketName = "SampleBucket",
    Objects = new List<KeyVersion>
        new KeyVersion() {Key = "Item1"},
        // Versioned item
        new KeyVersion() { Key = "Item2", VersionId = "Rej8CiBxcZKVK81cLr39j27Y5FVXghDK", },
        // Item in subdirectory
        new KeyVersion() { Key = "Logs/error.txt"}

    // Issue request
    DeleteObjectsResponse response = client.DeleteObjects(request);
catch (DeleteObjectsException doe)
    // Catch error and list error details
    DeleteObjectsResponse errorResponse = doe.Response;

    foreach (DeletedObject deletedObject in errorResponse.DeletedObjects)
        Console.WriteLine("Deleted item " + deletedObject.Key);
    foreach (DeleteError deleteError in errorResponse.DeleteErrors)
        Console.WriteLine("Error deleting item " + deleteError.Key);
        Console.WriteLine(" Code - " + deleteError.Code);
        Console.WriteLine(" Message - " + deleteError.Message);


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5