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FileSystemWatcher Constructor (String)

Initializes a new instance of the FileSystemWatcher class, given the specified directory to monitor.

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

public FileSystemWatcher(
	string path
)

Parameters

path
Type: System.String

The directory to monitor, in standard or Universal Naming Convention (UNC) notation.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The path parameter is null.

ArgumentException

The path parameter is an empty string ("").

-or-

The path specified through the path parameter does not exist.

NoteNote:

The component will not watch the specified directory until the Path is set, and EnableRaisingEvents is true.

The component can watch files on your personal computer, a network drive, or a remote computer.

You cannot watch a remote computer that does not have Windows NT or Windows 2000. You cannot watch a remote Windows NT 4.0 computer from a Windows NT 4.0 computer. The Filter property is set by default to watch all files.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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