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DirectoryInfo.GetDirectories Method

Returns the subdirectories of the current directory.

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

public DirectoryInfo[] GetDirectories()

Return Value

Type: System.IO.DirectoryInfo[]
An array of DirectoryInfo objects.

ExceptionCondition
DirectoryNotFoundException

The path encapsulated in the DirectoryInfo object is invalid, such as being on an unmapped drive.

UnauthorizedAccessException

The caller does not have the required permission.

If there are no subdirectories, this method returns an empty array. This method is not recursive.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

The following example retrieves all the directories in the root directory and displays the directory names.

using System;
using System.IO;

public class GetDirectoriesTest 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {

        // Make a reference to a directory.
        DirectoryInfo di = new DirectoryInfo("c:\\");

        // Get a reference to each directory in that directory.
        DirectoryInfo[] diArr = di.GetDirectories();

        // Display the names of the directories. 
        foreach (DirectoryInfo dri in diArr)
            Console.WriteLine(dri.Name);
    }
}

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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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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