Directory.Move Method

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

Moves a file or a directory and its contents to a new location.

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

Syntax

Public Shared Sub Move ( _
    sourceDirName As String, _
    destDirName As String _
)
public static void Move(
    string sourceDirName,
    string destDirName
)

Parameters

  • destDirName
    Type: System..::.String
    The path to the new location for sourceDirName. If sourceDirName is a file, then destDirName must also be a file name.

Exceptions

Exception Condition
IOException

An attempt was made to move a directory to a different volume.

-or-

destDirName already exists.

-or-

The sourceDirName and destDirName parameters refer to the same file or directory.

UnauthorizedAccessException

The caller does not have the required permission.

ArgumentException

sourceDirName or destDirName is a zero-length string, contains only white space, or contains one or more invalid characters.

ArgumentNullException

sourceDirName or destDirName is nullNothingnullptra null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

PathTooLongException

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.

DirectoryNotFoundException

The path specified by sourceDirName is invalid (for example, it is on an unmapped drive).

Remarks

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.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Platforms

Windows Phone

See Also

Reference

Directory Class

System.IO Namespace