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Directory.GetFiles Method (String, String)

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

Returns the names of files in the specified directory that match the specified search pattern.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function GetFiles ( _
	path As String, _
	searchPattern As String _
) As String()

Parameters

path
Type: System.String
The directory to search.
searchPattern
Type: System.String
The search string to match against the names of files in path. The parameter cannot end in two periods ("..") or contain two periods ("..") followed by DirectorySeparatorChar or AltDirectorySeparatorChar, nor can it contain any of the characters.

Return Value

Type: System.String ()
A String array containing the names of files in the specified directory that match the specified search pattern.

ExceptionCondition
UnauthorizedAccessException

The caller does not have the required permission.

ArgumentException

path is a zero-length string, contains only white space, or contains one or more invalid characters.

-or-

searchPattern does not contain a valid pattern.

ArgumentNullException

path or searchPattern is Nothing.

PathTooLongException

The specified path, file name, or both exceed the system-defined maximum length. For example, on Windows-based platforms, paths must be less than 248 characters and file names must be less than 260 characters.

DirectoryNotFoundException

The specified path is invalid (for example, it is on an unmapped drive).

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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