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DirectoryNotFoundException Class
 

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

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

SystemObject
   SystemException
     SystemSystemException
       System.IOIOException
        System.IODirectoryNotFoundException

[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public class DirectoryNotFoundException : IOException
[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public ref class DirectoryNotFoundException : IOException
[<SerializableAttribute>]
[<ComVisibleAttribute(true)>]
type DirectoryNotFoundException = 
    class
        inherit IOException
    end
<SerializableAttribute>
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)>
Public Class DirectoryNotFoundException
	Inherits IOException
NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod DirectoryNotFoundException

Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryNotFoundException class with its message string set to a system-supplied message and its HRESULT set to COR_E_DIRECTORYNOTFOUND.

System_CAPS_protmethod DirectoryNotFoundException

Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryNotFoundException class with the specified serialization and context information.

System_CAPS_pubmethod DirectoryNotFoundException

Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryNotFoundException class with its message string set to message and its HRESULT set to COR_E_DIRECTORYNOTFOUND.

System_CAPS_pubmethod DirectoryNotFoundException

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.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets the Exception instance that caused the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets a message that describes the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets the method that throws the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod Equals

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethod Finalize

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetBaseException

When overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetHashCode

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetObjectData

When overridden in a derived class, sets the SerializationInfo with information about the exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetType

Gets the runtime type of the current instance.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_protmethod MemberwiseClone

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod ToString

Creates and returns a string representation of the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_protevent SerializeObjectState

Occurs when an exception is serialized to create an exception state object that contains serialized data about the exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

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 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 DirectoryNotFoundException.

using System;
using System.IO;

class Program
{

    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        try
        {

            //  Specify a directory name that does not exist for this demo.
            string dir = @"c:\78fe9lk";

            // If this directory does not exist, a DirectoryNotFoundException is thrown
            // when attempting to set the current directory.
            Directory.SetCurrentDirectory(dir);
        }
        catch (DirectoryNotFoundException dirEx)
        {
			// Let the user know that the directory did not exist.
            Console.WriteLine("Directory not found: " + dirEx.Message);
        }
    }
}
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
Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0

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

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