Directory.GetFiles Method (String, String)

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Returns the names of files in the specified directory that match the specified search pattern.

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

Syntax

Public Shared Function GetFiles ( _
    path As String, _
    searchPattern As String _
) As String()
public static string[] GetFiles(
    string path,
    string searchPattern
)

Parameters

Return Value

Type: array<System..::.String>[]()[]
A String array containing the names of files in the specified directory that match the specified search pattern.

Exceptions

Exception Condition
UnauthorizedAccessException

The caller does not have the required permission.

ArgumentException

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

-or-

searchPattern does not contain a valid pattern.

ArgumentNullException

path or searchPattern 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 specified path is invalid (for example, it is on an unmapped drive).

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Platforms

Windows Phone

See Also

Reference

Directory Class

GetFiles Overload

System.IO Namespace