FileInfo.DirectoryName Property

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gets a string representing the directory's full path.

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

public string DirectoryName { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string representing the directory's full path.


The caller does not have the required permission.


null was passed in for the directory name.

To get the parent directory as a DirectoryInfo object, use the Directory property.

When first called, FileInfo calls Refresh and caches information about the file. On subsequent calls, you must call Refresh to get the latest copy of the information.

Version Notes

Windows Phone

 This member has a SecurityCriticalAttribute attribute. This attribute restricts this member to internal use. Application code that uses this member throws a MethodAccessException.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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