DirectoryInfo Constructor

DirectoryInfo Constructor

When it is called by trusted applications, initializes a new instance of the DirectoryInfo class. .

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

public DirectoryInfo(
	string path


Type: System.String
A string specifying the path on which to create the DirectoryInfo.


path is null.


The caller does not have the required permission.


path contains invalid characters such as ", <, >, or |.


The specified path, file name, or both exceed the system-defined maximum length. For example, on Windows-based platforms, paths must be less than 248 characters, and file names must be less than 260 characters. The specified path, file name, or both are too long.

Platform Notes

Silverlight for Windows Phone Silverlight for Windows Phone

 This member has a SecurityCriticalAttribute attribute on Silverlight for Windows Phone, because the attribute was present in Silverlight 3. This attribute restricts this member to internal use. Application code that uses this member throws a MethodAccessException.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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