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.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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