Server.EnumDirectories Method

Enumerates a list of directories relative to the specified path.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)

public DataTable EnumDirectories (
	string path
public DataTable EnumDirectories (
	String path
public function EnumDirectories (
	path : String
) : DataTable



A String value that specifies an operating system path.

Return Value

A DataTable system object value that contains a list of directories relative to the specified path. The table describes the different columns of the returned DataTable.


Data type




The name of the directory relative to the specified path.

Updated text:

This method can be used on any directory. It is not limited to the SQL Server path.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Call the EnumCollations method and return collation information to DataTable variable.
Dim d As DataTable
'Select the returned data into an array of DataRow.
d = srv.EnumCollations
'Iterate through the rows and display collation details for the instance of SQL Server.
Dim r As DataRow
Dim c As DataColumn
For Each r In d.Rows
    For Each c In r.Table.Columns
        Console.WriteLine(c.ColumnName + " = " + r(c).ToString)

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms



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