DeleteSubelements Method

Removes the subelements from the element.

Namespace: Autodesk.Revit.DB
Assembly: RevitAPI (in RevitAPI.dll) Version: (
Since: 2018


public bool DeleteSubelements(
	IList<Subelement> subelems
Visual Basic
Public Function DeleteSubelements ( _
	subelems As IList(Of Subelement) _
) As Boolean
Visual C++
bool DeleteSubelements(
	IList<Subelement^>^ subelems


Type: System.Collections.Generic IList Subelement
Subelements to delete.

Return Value

True if entire element was deleted, false otherwise.


Depending on implementation for given element as the result, the element can be deleted - especially if after Subelement deletion there are no Subelement left.


Exception Condition
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions ArgumentException One or more subelements in subelems do not exist in the element. -or- One or more of the subelements subelems cannot be deleted.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions ArgumentNullException A non-optional argument was NULL
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions ModificationForbiddenException This Element is an internal element, such as a component of a loaded family or a group type. -or- The document containing this Element is in Group Edit Mode, Sketch Edit Mode, or Paste Mode, and the element is not a member of the group, sketch, or clipboard. -or- This Element is a member of a group or sketch, and the document is not currently editing the group or sketch.

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