DriveInfo Constructor

Note: This constructor is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Provides access to information on the specified drive.

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

public DriveInfo (
	string driveName
public DriveInfo (
	String driveName
public function DriveInfo (
	driveName : String



A valid drive path or drive letter. This can be either uppercase or lowercase, 'a' to 'z'. A null value is not valid.

Exception typeCondition


The drive letter cannot be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The first letter of driveName is not an uppercase or lowercase letter from 'a' to 'z'.

Use this class to obtain information on drives. The drive name must be either an uppercase or lowercase letter from 'a' to 'z'. You cannot use this method to obtain information on drive names that are a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or use UNC (\\server\share) paths.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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