The exception that is thrown when part of a file or directory cannot be found.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
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.
If your code does not have PathDiscovery permission, the error message for this exception may only contain file or directory names instead of fully qualified paths.
The following example shows how to force and recover from a .
Imports System.IO Module Module1 Sub Main() Try ' 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. Directory.SetCurrentDirectory(dir) Catch ex As System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException ' Let the user know that the directory did not exist. Console.WriteLine("Directory not found: " + ex.Message) End Try End Sub End Module
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