GetFiles Method

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Returns a file list from the current directory.

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

member GetFiles : unit -> FileInfo[] 

Return Value

Type: array<System.IO..::..FileInfo>[]()[][]
An array of type FileInfo.

The EnumerateFiles and GetFiles methods differ as follows:

  • When you use EnumerateFiles, you can start enumerating the collection of FileInfo objects before the whole collection is returned.

  • When you use GetFiles, you must wait for the whole array of FileInfo objects to be returned before you can access the array.

Therefore, when you are working with many files and directories, EnumerateFiles can be more efficient.

If there are no files in the DirectoryInfo, this method returns an empty array.

The order of the returned file names is not guaranteed; use the Sort()()()() method if a specific sort order is required.