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RmDir Function 

Removes an existing directory.

The My feature gives you greater productivity and performance in file I/O operations than RmDir. For more information, see My.Computer.FileSystem.DeleteDirectory Method.


Public Sub RmDir(ByVal Path As String)

Parameters

Path

Required. String expression that identifies the directory or folder to be removed. Path can include the drive. If no drive is specified, RmDir removes the directory on the current drive.

Exception type Error number Condition

ArgumentException

52

Path is not specified or is empty.

IOException

75

Target directory contains files.

FileNotFoundException

76

Directory does not exist.

See the "Error number" column if you are upgrading Visual Basic 6.0 applications that use unstructured error handling. (You can compare the error number against the Number Property (Err Object).) However, when possible, you should consider replacing such error control with Structured Exception Handling Overview for Visual Basic.

An error occurs if you try to use RmDir on a directory containing files. Use the Kill function to delete all files before attempting to remove a directory.

This example uses the RmDir function to remove an existing directory.

' Assume that MYDIR is an empty directory.
' Remove MYDIR.
RmDir("MYDIR")

This function is not supported.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic

Module: FileSystem

Assembly: Visual Basic Runtime Library (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

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