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DirectoryNotFoundException Class

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

For a list of all members of this type, see DirectoryNotFoundException Members.


[Visual Basic]
Public Class DirectoryNotFoundException
   Inherits IOException
public class DirectoryNotFoundException : IOException
public __gc class DirectoryNotFoundException : public IOException
class DirectoryNotFoundException extends IOException

Thread Safety

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


DirectoryNotFoundException uses the HRESULT COR_E_DIRECTORYNOTFOUND which has the value 0x80070003. Note that DirectoryNotFoundException is also thrown when COM interop programs see the HRESULT STG_E_PATHNOTFOUND, which has the value 0x80030003.


Namespace: System.IO

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

Assembly: Mscorlib (in Mscorlib.dll)

See Also

DirectoryNotFoundException Members | System.IO Namespace | Exception | Handling and Throwing Exceptions | Working with I/O | Reading Text from a File | Writing Text to a File