DirectoryInfo.GetFileSystemInfos Method (String, SearchOption)
Retrieves an array of FileSystemInfo objects that represent the files and subdirectories matching the specified search criteria.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
member GetFileSystemInfos : searchPattern:string * searchOption:SearchOption -> FileSystemInfo
- Type: System.String
The search string to match against the names of directories and filesa. This parameter can contain a combination of valid literal path and wildcard (* and ?) characters (see Remarks), but doesn't support regular expressions. The default pattern is "*", which returns all files.
Return ValueType: System.IO.FileSystemInfo
An array of file system entries that match the search criteria.
searchPattern contains one or more invalid characters defined by the GetInvalidPathChars method.
searchPattern is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
searchOption is not a valid SearchOption value.
The specified path is invalid (for example, it is on an unmapped drive).
The caller does not have the required permission.
searchPattern can be a combination of literal and wildcard characters, but doesn't support regular expressions. The following wildcard specifiers are permitted in searchPattern.
Zero or more characters in that position.
? (question mark)
Zero or one character in that position.
Characters other than the wildcard are literal characters. For example, the string "*t" searches for all names in ending with the letter "t". ". The searchPattern string "s*" searches for all names in path beginning with the letter "s".
For subdirectories, the FileSystemInfo objects returned by this method can be cast to the derived class DirectoryInfo. Use the FileAttributes value returned by the FileSystemInfo.Attributes property to determine whether the FileSystemInfo represents a file or a directory.
This method pre-populates the values of the following FileSystemInfo properties: