FileInfo.Directory Property

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

Gets an instance of the parent directory.

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


Public ReadOnly Property Directory As DirectoryInfo
public DirectoryInfo Directory { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.IO..::.DirectoryInfo
A DirectoryInfo object representing the parent directory of this file.


Exception Condition

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


The caller does not have the required permission.


To get the parent directory as a string, use the DirectoryName property.

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


Windows Phone

See Also


FileInfo Class

System.IO Namespace