AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Deletes faces from a collection. You specify a collection ID and an array of face IDs to remove from the collection.

This operation requires permissions to perform the rekognition:DeleteFaces action.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to DeleteFacesAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.Rekognition
Assembly: AWSSDK.Rekognition.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual DeleteFacesResponse DeleteFaces(
         DeleteFacesRequest request
Type: Amazon.Rekognition.Model.DeleteFacesRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the DeleteFaces service method, as returned by Rekognition.


AccessDeniedException You are not authorized to perform the action.
InternalServerErrorException Amazon Rekognition experienced a service issue. Try your call again.
InvalidParameterException Input parameter violated a constraint. Validate your parameter before calling the API operation again.
ProvisionedThroughputExceededException The number of requests exceeded your throughput limit. If you want to increase this limit, contact Amazon Rekognition.
ResourceNotFoundException The collection specified in the request cannot be found.
ThrottlingException Amazon Rekognition is temporarily unable to process the request. Try your call again.


This operation deletes one or more faces from a Rekognition collection.

To delete a face

var response = client.DeleteFaces(new DeleteFacesRequest 
    CollectionId = "myphotos",
    FaceIds = new List {

List deletedFaces = response.DeletedFaces;


Version Information

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

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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