DirectoryInfo.GetAccessControl Method (AccessControlSections)

Gets a DirectorySecurity object that encapsulates the specified type of access control list (ACL) entries for the directory described by the current DirectoryInfo object.

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

public DirectorySecurity GetAccessControl(
	AccessControlSections includeSections
)

Parameters

includeSections
Type: System.Security.AccessControl.AccessControlSections

One of the AccessControlSections values that specifies the type of access control list (ACL) information to receive.

Return Value

Type: System.Security.AccessControl.DirectorySecurity
A DirectorySecurity object that encapsulates the access control rules for the file described by the path parameter.
Exceptions

Exception type

Condition

SystemException

The directory could not be found or modified.

UnauthorizedAccessException

The current process does not have access to open the directory.

IOException

An I/O error occurred while opening the directory.

PlatformNotSupportedException

The current operating system is not Microsoft Windows 2000 or later.

UnauthorizedAccessException

The directory is read-only.

-or-

This operation is not supported on the current platform.

-or-

The caller does not have the required permission.

Use the GetAccessControl method to retrieve the access control list (ACL) entries for the current file.

An ACL describes individuals and/or groups who have, or do not have, rights to specific actions on the given file or directory. For more information, see ACL Technology Overview and How to: Add or Remove Access Control List Entries.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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