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DirectoryNotFoundException Class

The exception that is thrown when part of a file or directory cannot be found.

System.Object
  System.Exception
    System.SystemException
      System.IO.IOException
        System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException

Namespace:  System.IO
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public class DirectoryNotFoundException : IOException

The DirectoryNotFoundException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkDirectoryNotFoundException()Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryNotFoundException class with its message string set to a system-supplied message and its HRESULT set to COR_E_DIRECTORYNOTFOUND.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkDirectoryNotFoundException(String)Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryNotFoundException class with its message string set to message and its HRESULT set to COR_E_DIRECTORYNOTFOUND.
Protected methodDirectoryNotFoundException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryNotFoundException class with the specified serialization and context information.
Public methodDirectoryNotFoundException(String, Exception)Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryNotFoundException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyDataGets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyHelpLinkGets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Protected propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkHResultGets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkInnerExceptionGets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkMessageGets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySourceGets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkStackTraceGets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyTargetSiteGets the method that throws the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkGetBaseExceptionWhen overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetObjectDataWhen overridden in a derived class, sets the SerializationInfo with information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkGetTypeGets the runtime type of the current instance. (Inherited from Exception.)

In XNA Framework 3.0, this member is inherited from Object.GetType().
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkToStringCreates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Protected eventSerializeObjectStateOccurs when an exception is serialized to create an exception state object that contains serialized data about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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DirectoryNotFoundException uses the HRESULT COR_E_DIRECTORYNOTFOUND which has the value 0x80070003. Note that DirectoryNotFoundException is also thrown when COM interop programs see the HRESULT STG_E_PATHNOTFOUND, which has the value 0x80030003.

If your code does not have PathDiscovery permission, the error message for this exception may only contain file or directory names instead of fully qualified paths.

The following example shows how to force and recover from a DirectoryNotFoundException.


using System;
using System.IO;

class Program
{

    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        try
        {

            //  Specify a directory name that does not exist for this demo.
            string dir = @"c:\78fe9lk";

            // If this directory does not exist, a DirectoryNotFoundException is thrown
            // when attempting to set the current directory.
            Directory.SetCurrentDirectory(dir);
        }
        catch (DirectoryNotFoundException dirEx)
        {
			// Let the user know that the directory did not exist.
            Console.WriteLine("Directory not found: " + dirEx.Message);
        }
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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