FileInfo.MoveTo Method

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

Moves a specified file to a new location, providing the option to specify a new file name.

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

Syntax

Public Sub MoveTo ( _
    destFileName As String _
)
public void MoveTo(
    string destFileName
)

Parameters

  • destFileName
    Type: System..::.String
    The path to move the file to, which can specify a different file name.

Exceptions

Exception Condition
IOException

An I/O error occurs, such as the destination file already exists or the destination device is not ready.

ArgumentNullException

destFileName is nullNothingnullptra null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

ArgumentException

destFileName is empty, contains only white spaces, or contains invalid characters.

SecurityException

The caller does not have the required permission.

UnauthorizedAccessException

destFileName is read-only or is a directory.

FileNotFoundException

The file is not found.

DirectoryNotFoundException

The specified path is invalid, such as being on an unmapped drive.

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.

NotSupportedException

destFileName contains a colon (:) in the middle of the string.

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

FileInfo Class

System.IO Namespace