The exception that is thrown when part of a file or directory cannot be found.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Initializes a new instance of theclass with its message string set to a system-supplied message and its HRESULT set to COR_E_DIRECTORYNOTFOUND.
Initializes a new instance of theclass with the specified serialization and context information.
Initializes a new instance of theclass with its message string set to message and its HRESULT set to COR_E_DIRECTORYNOTFOUND.
Initializes a new instance of theclass with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.
Gets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception.(Inherited from Exception.)
Gets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception.(Inherited from Exception.)
Gets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception.(Inherited from Exception.)
Gets a message that describes the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)
Gets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error.(Inherited from Exception.)
Gets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack.(Inherited from Exception.)
Gets the method that throws the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)
Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)
Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)
Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Gets the runtime type of the current instance.(Inherited from Exception.)
Creates and returns a string representation of the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)
DirectoryNotFoundException uses the HRESULT COR_E_DIRECTORYNOTFOUND which has the value 0x80070003. Note that DirectoryNotFoundException is also thrown when COM interop programs see the HRESULT STG_E_PATHNOTFOUND, which has the value 0x80030003.
If your code does not have PathDiscovery permission, the error message for this exception may only contain file or directory names instead of fully qualified paths.
The following example shows how to force and recover from a.
Imports System.IO Module Module1 Sub Main() Try ' Specify a directory name that does not exist for this demo. Dim dir As String = "c:\78fe9lk" ' If this directory does not exist, a DirectoryNotFoundException is thrown ' when attempting to set the current directory. Directory.SetCurrentDirectory(dir) Catch ex As System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException ' Let the user know that the directory did not exist. Console.WriteLine("Directory not found: " + ex.Message) End Try End Sub End Module
Available since 10
Available since 1.1
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.