FileIOPermission.SetPathList Method (FileIOPermissionAccess, String[])

Sets the specified access to the specified files and directories, replacing the current state for the specified access with the new set of paths.

Namespace: System.Security.Permissions
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public void SetPathList (
	FileIOPermissionAccess access,
	string[] pathList
public void SetPathList (
	FileIOPermissionAccess access, 
	String[] pathList
public function SetPathList (
	access : FileIOPermissionAccess, 
	pathList : String[]
Not applicable.



A bitwise combination of the FileIOPermissionAccess values.


An array containing the absolute paths of the files and directories.

Exception typeCondition


The access parameter is not a valid value of FileIOPermissionAccess.


An entry in the pathList parameter is not a valid string.

The previous state of the current permission for the specified access type is overwritten. The following code sets the access for C:\temp to Read.

SetPathList(FileIOPermissionAccess.Read, "C:\\temp");

This access will not be overwritten by the following code because the access types are not the same.

SetPathList(FileIOPermissionAccess.Write, "C:\\documents");

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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