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Directory.GetAccessControl Method (String, AccessControlSections)

Gets a DirectorySecurity object that encapsulates the specified type of access control list (ACL) entries for a specified directory.

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

public static DirectorySecurity GetAccessControl(
	string path,
	AccessControlSections includeSections
)

Parameters

path
Type: System.String

The path to a directory containing a DirectorySecurity object that describes the file's access control list (ACL) information.

includeSections
Type: System.Security.AccessControl.AccessControlSections

One of the AccessControlSections values that specifies the type of access control list (ACL) information to receive.

Return Value

Type: System.Security.AccessControl.DirectorySecurity
A DirectorySecurity object that encapsulates the access control rules for the file described by the path parameter.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The path parameter is null.

IOException

An I/O error occurred while opening the directory.

PlatformNotSupportedException

The current operating system is not Microsoft Windows 2000 or later.

SystemException

The directory could not be found.

UnauthorizedAccessException

The path parameter specified a directory that is read-only.

-or-

This operation is not supported on the current platform.

-or-

The caller does not have the required permission.

Use the GetAccessControl method to retrieve the access control list (ACL) entries for a directory.

An ACL describes individuals and/or groups who have, or do not have, rights to specific actions on the given file or directory. For more information, see ACL Technology Overview and How to: Add or Remove Access Control List Entries.

In NTFS environments, ReadAttributes and ReadExtendedAttributes are granted to the user if the user has ListDirectory rights on the parent folder. To deny ReadAttributes and ReadExtendedAttributes, deny ListDirectory on the parent directory.

  • FileIOPermission 

    for permission to enumerate access control list (ACL) for a directory. Associated enumerations: NoAccess , View

    Security action: Demand.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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