DirectoryNotFoundException Class

This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

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

The exception that is thrown when part of a file or directory cannot be found.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


Public Class DirectoryNotFoundException _
    Inherits IOException
public class DirectoryNotFoundException : IOException

The DirectoryNotFoundException type exposes the following members.


Name Description
DirectoryNotFoundException()()() Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryNotFoundException class.
DirectoryNotFoundException(String) Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryNotFoundException class with its message string set to message.
DirectoryNotFoundException(String, Exception) Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryNotFoundException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.



Name Description
Data Gets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
HelpLink Gets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
HResult Gets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
InnerException Gets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Message Gets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Source Gets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error. (Inherited from Exception.)
StackTrace Gets a string representation of the frames on the call stack at the time the current exception was thrown. (Inherited from Exception.)



Name Description
Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
GetBaseException When overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions. (Inherited from Exception.)
GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
GetType Gets the runtime type of the current instance. (Inherited from Exception.)
MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
ToString Creates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)



The following example shows how to force and recover from a DirectoryNotFoundException.

Imports System.IO

Module Example
   Public Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)

         ' Specify a directory name that does not exist for this demo.
         Dim dir As String = "c:\78fe9lk"

         ' If this directory does not exist, a DirectoryNotFoundException is thrown
         ' when attempting to set the current directory.

      Catch ex As System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException

         ' Let the user know that the directory did not exist.
         outputBlock.Text &= "Directory not found: " + ex.Message & vbCrLf
      End Try
   End Sub
End Module

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


System.IO Namespace

Other Resources

Data for Windows Phone 8