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How to: Enumerate Files in a Directory (C++/CLI)

The following code example demonstrates how to retrieve a list of the files in a directory. Additionally, the subdirectories are enumerated. The following code example uses the GetFiles GetFiles and GetDirectories methods to display the contents of the C:\Windows directory.

// enum_files.cpp
// compile with: /clr
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;

int main()
   String^ folder = "C:\\";
   array<String^>^ dir = Directory::GetDirectories( folder );
   Console::WriteLine("--== Directories inside '{0}' ==--", folder);
   for (int i=0; i<dir->Length; i++)

   array<String^>^ file = Directory::GetFiles( folder );
   Console::WriteLine("--== Files inside '{0}' ==--", folder);
   for (int i=0; i<file->Length; i++)

   return 0;