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DirectoryNotFoundException Constructor

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.

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

public DirectoryNotFoundException()

This constructor initializes the Exception.Message property of the new instance to a system-supplied message that describes the error, such as "Could not find the specified directory." This message takes into account the current system culture.

The Exception.InnerException property of the new instance is initialized to null.

The following code example demonstrates how to call the DirectoryNotFoundException constructor.


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);
        }
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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