Directory.CreateDirectory Method (String, DirectorySecurity)
Creates all the directories in the specified path, applying the specified Windows security.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration Public Shared Function CreateDirectory ( _ path As String, _ directorySecurity As DirectorySecurity _ ) As DirectoryInfo
- Type: System.String
The directory to create.
- Type: System.Security.AccessControl.DirectorySecurity
The access control to apply to the directory.
The directory specified by path is a file.
The network name is not known.
The caller does not have the required permission.
path is a zero-length string, contains only white space, or contains one or more invalid characters as defined by InvalidPathChars.
path is prefixed with, or contains only a colon character (:).
path is Nothing.
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.
The specified path is invalid (for example, it is on an unmapped drive).
path contains a colon character (:) that is not part of a drive label ("C:\").
Use this method overload to create a directory with access control, so there is no chance the directory can be accessed before security is applied.
Any and all directories specified in the path parameter are created, unless they already exist or unless some part of path is invalid. The path parameter specifies a directory path, not a file path.
Trailing spaces are removed from the end of the path parameter before creating the directory.
You can create a directory on a remote computer, on a share that you have write access to. UNC paths are supported; for example, you can specify the following for path: \\2009\Archives\December in Visual Basic, and \\\\2009\\Archives\\December in C#.
Creating a directory with only the colon character (:) is not supported and causes a NotSupportedException to be thrown.
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.