FileSystemWatcher Constructor (String)
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FileSystemWatcher Constructor (String)

 

Initializes a new instance of the FileSystemWatcher class, given the specified directory to monitor.

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

public FileSystemWatcher(
	string path
)

Parameters

path
Type: System.String

The directory to monitor, in standard or Universal Naming Convention (UNC) notation.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

The path parameter is null.

ArgumentException

The path parameter is an empty string ("").

-or-

The path specified through the path parameter does not exist.

PathTooLongException

path is too long.

System_CAPS_noteNote

The component will not watch the specified directory until the Path is set, and EnableRaisingEvents is true.

The component can watch files on your personal computer, a network drive, or a remote computer.

You cannot watch a remote computer that does not have Windows NT or Windows 2000. You cannot watch a remote Windows NT 4.0 computer from a Windows NT 4.0 computer. The Filter property is set by default to watch all files.

SecurityAction.LinkDemand

for full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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