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DirectoryInfo.GetFiles Method ()

Returns a file list from the current directory.

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

public FileInfo[] GetFiles ()
public FileInfo[] GetFiles ()
public function GetFiles () : FileInfo[]

Return Value

An array of type FileInfo.

Exception typeCondition

DirectoryNotFoundException

The path is invalid, such as being on an unmapped drive.

If there are no files in the DirectoryInfo, this method returns an empty array.

The following table lists examples of other typical or related I/O tasks.

To do this...

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Create a text file.

How to: Write Text to a File

Write to a text file.

How to: Write Text to a File

Read from a text file.

How to: Read Text from a File

Rename or move a directory.

Directory.Move

DirectoryInfo.MoveTo

Rename or move a file.

File.Move

FileInfo.MoveTo

Delete a directory.

Directory.Delete

DirectoryInfo.Delete

Create a directory.

CreateDirectory

Directory

Create a subdirectory.

CreateSubdirectory

See the files in a directory.

Name

See the subdirectories of a directory.

GetDirectories

GetDirectories

See all the files and all the subdirectories in a directory.

GetFileSystemInfos

Find the size of a directory.

Directory

Determine if a file exists.

Exists

Determine if a directory exists.

Exists

Get file attributes.

GetAttributes

Set file attributes.

SetAttributes

The following example retrieves files from a specified directory.

using System;
using System.IO;

public class GetFilesTest 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
        // Make a reference to a directory.
        DirectoryInfo di = new DirectoryInfo("c:\\");

        // Get a reference to each file in that directory.
        FileInfo[] fiArr = di.GetFiles();

        // Display the names of the files.
        foreach (FileInfo fri in fiArr)
            Console.WriteLine(fri.Name);
    }
}

import System.*;
import System.IO.*;

public class GetFilesTest
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Make a reference to a directory.
        DirectoryInfo di = new DirectoryInfo("c:\\");

        // Get a reference to each file in that directory.
        FileInfo fiArr[] = di.GetFiles();
        FileInfo fri = null;

        // Display the names of the files.
        for (int iCtr = 0; iCtr < fiArr.length ; iCtr++) {
            fri = fiArr[iCtr];
            Console.WriteLine(fri.get_Name());
        }                
    } //main
} //GetFilesTest

import System;
import System.IO;

public class GetFilesTest {
    public static function Main() {

        // Make a reference to a directory.
        var di : DirectoryInfo = new DirectoryInfo("c:\\");

        // Get a reference to each file in that directory.
        var fiArr : FileInfo[] = di.GetFiles();

        // Display the names of the files.
        for(var i : int in fiArr)
            Console.WriteLine(fiArr[i].Name);
    }
}
GetFilesTest.Main();

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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