DirectoryInfo.GetDirectories Method (String)
Returns an array of directories in the current DirectoryInfo matching the given search criteria.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
- Type: System.String
The search string to match against the names of directories. 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.DirectoryInfo
An array of type DirectoryInfo matching searchPattern.
searchPattern contains one or more invalid characters defined by the GetInvalidPathChars method.
searchPattern is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
The path encapsulated in the DirectoryInfo object 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".
This method pre-populates the values of the following DirectoryInfo properties: