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DirectoryCatalog Constructor (String)

Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryCatalog class by using ComposablePartDefinition objects based on all the DLL files in the specified directory path.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.Composition.Hosting
Assembly:  System.ComponentModel.Composition (in System.ComponentModel.Composition.dll)

public DirectoryCatalog(
	string path
)

Parameters

path
Type: System.String

The path to the directory to scan for assemblies to add to the catalog.

The path must be absolute or relative to BaseDirectory.

ExceptionCondition
DirectoryNotFoundException

The specified path is invalid (for example, it is on an unmapped drive).

ArgumentNullException

path is null.

UnauthorizedAccessException

The caller does not have the required permission.

ArgumentException

path is a zero-length string, contains only white space, or contains one or more implementation-specific invalid characters.

PathTooLongException

The specified path, file name, or both exceed the system-defined maximum length. For example, on Windows-based computers, paths must be less than 248 characters and file names must be less than 260 characters.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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