Parent Property
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DirectoryInfo::Parent Property

 

Gets the parent directory of a specified subdirectory.

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

public:
property DirectoryInfo^ Parent {
	DirectoryInfo^ get();
}

Property Value

Type: System.IO::DirectoryInfo^

The parent directory, or null if the path is null or if the file path denotes a root (such as "\", "C:", or * "\\server\share").

Exception Condition
SecurityException

The caller does not have the required permission.

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

The following example demonstrates referring to the parent directory of a specified directory.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
int main()
{

   // Make a reference to a directory.
   DirectoryInfo^ di = gcnew DirectoryInfo( "TempDir" );

   // Create the directory only if it does not already exist.
   if (  !di->Exists )
      di->Create();


   // Create a subdirectory in the directory just created.
   DirectoryInfo^ dis = di->CreateSubdirectory( "SubDir" );

   // Get a reference to the parent directory of the subdirectory you just made.
   DirectoryInfo^ parentDir = dis->Parent;
   Console::WriteLine( "The parent directory of '{0}' is '{1}'", dis->Name, parentDir->Name );

   // Delete the parent directory.
   di->Delete( true );
}

FileIOPermission

for reading from files and directories and for access to the path. Associated enumerations: System.Security.Permissions::FileIOPermissionAccess, System.Security.Permissions::FileIOPermissionAccess

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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