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FileSystemInfo.Exists Property

Gets a value indicating whether the file or directory exists.

Namespace: System.IO
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public abstract bool Exists { get; }
/** @property */
public abstract boolean get_Exists ()

public abstract function get Exists () : boolean

Property Value

true if the file or directory exists; otherwise, false.

For an example of using this method, see the Example section below. The following table lists examples of other typical or related I/O tasks.

To do this...

See the example in this topic...

Create a text file.

How to: Write Text to a File

Write to a text file.

How to: Write Text to a File

Read from a text file.

How to: Read Text from a File

Append text to a file.

How to: Open and Append to a Log File

File.AppendText

FileInfo.AppendText

Delete a file.

File.Delete

FileInfo.Delete

Rename or move a file.

File.Move

FileInfo.MoveTo

Copy a file.

File.Copy

FileInfo.CopyTo

Create a directory.

Directory.CreateDirectory

System.IO.DirectoryInfo

Create a subdirectory.

CreateSubdirectory

Rename or move a directory.

Directory.Move

DirectoryInfo.MoveTo

Delete a directory.

Directory.Delete

DirectoryInfo.Delete

Copy a directory.

Directory

See the files in a directory.

Name

Find the size of a directory.

Directory

Sort files in a directory by size.

GetFileSystemInfos

Get the size of a file.

FileInfo.Length

Set the attributes of a file.

File.SetAttributes

Read from a binary file.

How to: Read and Write to a Newly Created Data File

Write to a binary file.

How to: Read and Write to a Newly Created Data File

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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