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Directory.GetFiles Method (String)

Returns the names of files in the specified directory.

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

public static string[] GetFiles(
	string path
)

Parameters

path
Type: System.String
The directory from which to retrieve the files.

Return Value

Type: System.String []
A String array of file names in the specified directory.

ExceptionCondition
IOException

path is a file name.

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.

ArgumentNullException

path is null.

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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