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SPWebEventReceiver.WebDeleted method

Asynchronous After event that occurs after an existing Web site is completely deleted.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)


Public Overridable Sub WebDeleted ( _
    properties As SPWebEventProperties _
Dim instance As SPWebEventReceiver
Dim properties As SPWebEventProperties

public virtual void WebDeleted(
    SPWebEventProperties properties



Exception Condition

properties is null .


Web site deletion events occur in the following cases:

  • The Web site is deleted through the user interface.

  • The folder that contains a Web site is deleted in an application that is compatible with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation (such as SharePoint Designer) through remote procedure call protocol (RPC).

  • The folder that contains a Web site is deleted through Distributed Authoring and Versioning (DAV).

Web site deletion events occur only for the first Web site in a chain of sites. For example, if a Web site at http://TopSite/Site, which has the subwebs http://TopSite/Site/Subsite1 and http://TopSite/Site/Subsite2, is deleted in , only one deletion event occurs, namely, for the http://TopSite/Site root Web site.


If you attempt to access the deleted Web in your event receiver by using the properties.Web property from your WebDeleted(SPWebEventProperties) or SiteDeleted(SPWebEventProperties) methods, a System.IO.FileNotFoundException is thrown rather than a simple a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) return.

See also


SPWebEventReceiver class

SPWebEventReceiver members

Microsoft.SharePoint namespace