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DirectoryInfo.Create Method

Creates a directory.

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

public void Create()

ExceptionCondition
IOException

The directory cannot be created.

If the directory already exists, this method does nothing.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

The following example checks whether a specified directory exists, creates the directory if it does not exist, and deletes the directory.


using System;
using System.IO;

class Test 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
        // Specify the directories you want to manipulate.
        DirectoryInfo di = new DirectoryInfo(@"c:\MyDir");

        try 
        {
            // Determine whether the directory exists.
            if (di.Exists) 
            {
                // Indicate that it already exists.
                Console.WriteLine("That path exists already.");
                return;
            }

            // Try to create the directory.
            di.Create();
            Console.WriteLine("The directory was created successfully.");

            // Delete the directory.
            di.Delete();
            Console.WriteLine("The directory was deleted successfully.");

        } 
        catch (Exception e) 
        {
            Console.WriteLine("The process failed: {0}", e.ToString());
        } 
        finally {}
    }
}


.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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