DirectoryInfo.Parent Property

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

Gets the parent directory of a specified subdirectory.

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


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

Property Value

Type: System.IO..::.DirectoryInfo
The parent directory, or nullNothingnullptra null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the path is null or if the file path denotes a root (such as "\", "C:", or * "\\server\share").


Exception Condition

The caller does not have the required permission.


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


DirectoryInfo Class

System.IO Namespace