In this article I will explain with an example, how to Delete data from database using Stored Procedure in ASP.Net using C# and VB.Net.
ADO.Net will be used to perform Delete operation in ASP.Net.
I have made use of the following table Customers with the schema as follows.
Delete data from Database using Stored Procedure in ASP.Net using C# and VB.Net
I have already inserted few records in the table.
Delete data from Database using Stored Procedure in ASP.Net using C# and VB.Net
Note: You can download the database table SQL by clicking the download link below.
         Download SQL file
Stored Procedure
The following Stored Procedure will be used to Delete data from the SQL Server database table.
This Stored Procedure accepts CustomerId parameter, which is used to DELETE the records in Customers Table.
CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[Customers_DeleteCustomer]
      @CustomerId INT
      DELETE FROM [Customers]
      WHERE CustomerId = @CustomerId
HTML Markup
The HTML Markup consists of:
TextBox – For entering Id.
Button – Submitting the Form.
The Button has been assigned OnClick event handler.
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
        <td style="width: 60px">Id<br />
            <asp:TextBox ID="txtId" runat="server" Width="50px" />
        <td style="width: 200px">
            <br />
            <asp:Button Text="Delete" runat="server" OnClick="OnSubmit" />
You will need to import the following namespaces.
using System.Configuration;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
Imports System.Configuration
Imports System.Data.SqlClient
Deleting the record from Database using Stored Procedure in ASP.Net
When the Delete Button is clicked, following event handler is executed.
Initially, the connection string is fetched from the Web.Config file and object of SqlConnection class is created using it.
Note: For more details on how to read Connection String from Web.Config file, please refer my article Read (Get) Connection String from Web.Config file in ASP.Net using C# and VB.Net.
Then, an object of SqlCommand class is created and the DELETE query is passed to it as parameter.
The value of the CustomerId is added as parameter to SqlCommand object.
And the connection is opened and the ExecuteNonQuery function is executed.
Note: For more details on how to use ExecuteNonQuery function, please refer Understanding SqlCommand ExecuteNonQuery in C# and VB.Net.
Finally, the connection is closed and based on whether record is deleted or not, an appropriate message is displayed in JavaScript Alert Message Box using RegisterStartupScript method.
protected void OnSubmit(object sender, EventArgse)
    string spName = "Customers_DeleteCustomer";
    string constr = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["constr"].ConnectionString;
    using (SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(constr))
        using (SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(spName))
            cmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;
            cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@CustomerId", txtId.Text);
            cmd.Connection = con;      
            int i = cmd.ExecuteNonQuery();
            if (i > 0)
                ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(this.GetType(), "alert", "alert('Customer record deleted.');", true);
                ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(this.GetType(), "alert", "alert('Customer not found.');", true);
Protected Sub OnSubmit(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
    Dim spName As String = "Customers_DeleteCustomer"
    Dim constr As String = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("constr").ConnectionString
    Using con As SqlConnection = New SqlConnection(constr)
        Using cmd As SqlCommand = New SqlCommand(spName)
            cmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure
            cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@CustomerId", txtId.Text)
            cmd.Connection = con
            Dim i As Integer = cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()
            If i > 0 Then
                ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(Me.GetType(), "alert", "alert('Customer record deleted.');", True)
                ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(Me.GetType(), "alert", "alert('Customer not found.');", True)
            End If
        End Using
    End Using
End Sub
Delete data from Database using Stored Procedure in ASP.Net using C# and VB.Net