Directory.Move Method

When it is called by trusted applications, moves a file or a directory and its contents to a new location.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
<SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute> _
Public Shared Sub Move ( _
    sourceDirName As String, _
    destDirName As String _
)
[SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute]
public static void Move(
    string sourceDirName,
    string destDirName
)

Parameters

  • sourceDirName
    Type: System.String
    The path of the file or directory to move.
  • destDirName
    Type: System.String
    The path to the new location for sourceDirName. If sourceDirName is a file, then destDirName must also be a file name.

Exceptions

Exception Condition
IOException

An attempt was made to move a directory to a different volume.

-or-

destDirName already exists.

-or-

The sourceDirName and destDirName parameters refer to the same file or directory.

UnauthorizedAccessException

The caller does not have the required permission.

ArgumentException

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

ArgumentNullException

sourceDirName or destDirName is nulla 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 path specified by sourceDirName is invalid (for example, it is on an unmapped drive).

Remarks

Platform Notes

Silverlight for Windows Phone Silverlight for Windows Phone

 This member has a SecurityCriticalAttribute attribute on Silverlight for Windows Phone, because the attribute was present in Silverlight 3. This attribute restricts this member to internal use. Application code that uses this member throws a MethodAccessException.

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.