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IsolatedStorageFile.GetFileNames Method (String)

Enumerates files in isolated storage scope that match a given pattern.

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

public string[] GetFileNames(
	string searchPattern


Type: System.String
A search pattern. Both single-character ("?") and multi-character ("*") wildcards are supported.

Return Value

Type: System.String[]
An Array of relative paths of files in the isolated storage scope that match searchPattern. A zero-length array specifies that there are no files that match.


The store has been removed.


Isolated storage is disabled.


searchPattern is badly formed.


searchPattern is null.


Cannot find a part of the searchPattern.


The store has been disposed.

The searchPattern "Project\Data*.txt" will give all ".txt" files beginning with Data in the Project directory of the isolated storage scope. For complete description of search pattern strings, see System.IO.Directory.

For information about how to find directory names, see the GetDirectoryNames method.

The following example gets an array of file names from a subdirectroy.

string searchpath = Path.Combine(subdirectory1, "*.*");
string[] filesInSubDirs = store.GetFileNames(searchpath);


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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