AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 3.5
Container for the parameters to the DeleteQueue operation. Deletes the queue specified by the queue URL, regardless of whether the queue is empty. If the specified queue does not exist, Amazon SQS returns a successful response.

Use DeleteQueue with care; once you delete your queue, any messages in the queue are no longer available.

When you delete a queue, the deletion process takes up to 60 seconds. Requests you send involving that queue during the 60 seconds might succeed. For example, a SendMessage request might succeed, but after the 60 seconds, the queue and that message you sent no longer exist. Also, when you delete a queue, you must wait at least 60 seconds before creating a queue with the same name.

We reserve the right to delete queues that have had no activity for more than 30 days. For more information, see How Amazon SQS Queues Work in the Amazon SQS Developer Guide.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


public class DeleteQueueRequest : AmazonSQSRequest

The DeleteQueueRequest type exposes the following members


Public Method DeleteQueueRequest() Empty constructor used to set properties independently even when a simple constructor is available
Public Method DeleteQueueRequest(string) Instantiates DeleteQueueRequest with the parameterized properties


Public Property QueueUrl System.String Gets and sets the property QueueUrl.

The URL of the Amazon SQS queue to take action on.


This example shows how to delete a queue.

Delete queue example

var client = new AmazonSQSClient();

var request = new DeleteQueueRequest
  QueueUrl = ""


Version Information

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

.NET for Windows Store apps:
Supported in: Windows 8.1, Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone:
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8