Directory.GetDirectories Method (String)

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This member can be used only by trusted applications. If you try to use this member in a partial-trust application, your code will throw a MethodAccessException exception. This member is security-critical, which restricts its use.


Gets the names of subdirectories (including their paths) in the specified directory.

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


<SecurityCriticalAttribute> _
Public Shared Function GetDirectories ( _
    path As String _
) As String()
public static string[] GetDirectories(
    string path


  • path
    Type: System.String
    The path for which an array of subdirectory names is returned.

Return Value

Type: array<System.String[]
An array of type String containing the names of subdirectories in path.

Version Information


Supported in: 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


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