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DirectoryNotFoundException Class

This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

The exception that is thrown when part of a file or directory cannot be found.


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

public class DirectoryNotFoundException : IOException

The DirectoryNotFoundException type exposes the following members.

Public methodDirectoryNotFoundException()Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryNotFoundException class.
Public methodDirectoryNotFoundException(String)Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryNotFoundException class with its message string set to message.
Public methodDirectoryNotFoundException(String, Exception)Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryNotFoundException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.

Public propertyDataGets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyHelpLinkGets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyHResultGets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyInnerExceptionGets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyMessageGets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySourceGets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyStackTraceGets a string representation of the frames on the call stack at the time the current exception was thrown. (Inherited from Exception.)

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetBaseExceptionWhen overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the runtime type of the current instance. (Inherited from Exception.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringCreates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)

The following example shows how to force and recover from a DirectoryNotFoundException.

Imports System.IO

Module Example
   Public Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)

         ' Specify a directory name that does not exist for this demo.
         Dim dir As String = "c:\78fe9lk"

         ' If this directory does not exist, a DirectoryNotFoundException is thrown
         ' when attempting to set the current directory.

      Catch ex As System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException

         ' Let the user know that the directory did not exist.
         outputBlock.Text &= "Directory not found: " + ex.Message & vbCrLf
      End Try
   End Sub
End Module

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.