FileSystem.CreateDirectory Method

Creates a directory.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public static void CreateDirectory(
	string directory
)

Parameters

directory
Type: System.String

Name and location of the directory.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The directory name is malformed. For example, it contains illegal characters or is only white space.

ArgumentNullException

directory is Nothing or an empty string.

PathTooLongException

The directory name is too long.

NotSupportedException

The directory name is only a colon (:).

IOException

The parent directory of the directory to be created is read-only

UnauthorizedAccessException

The user does not have permission to create the directory.

If the directory already exists, no exception is thrown.

The following table lists an example of a task involving the My.Computer.FileSystem.CreateDirectory method.

This example creates the directory, NewDirectory, in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents.

My.Computer.FileSystem.CreateDirectory(
  "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\NewDirectory")

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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