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DirectoryInfo.Parent Property

When it is called by trusted applications, gets the parent directory of a specified subdirectory.

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

public DirectoryInfo Parent { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.IO.DirectoryInfo
The parent directory, or null if the path is null or if the file path denotes a root (such as "\", "C:", or * "\\server\share").

ExceptionCondition
SecurityException

The caller does not have the required permission.

Platform Notes

Silverlight for Windows Phone Silverlight for Windows Phone

 This member has a SecurityCriticalAttribute attribute on Silverlight for Windows Phone, because the attribute was present in Silverlight 3. This attribute restricts this member to internal use. Application code that uses this member throws a MethodAccessException.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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