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This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.
The exception that is thrown when part of a file or directory cannot be found.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration <ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _ Public Class DirectoryNotFoundException _ Inherits IOException
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] public class DirectoryNotFoundException : IOException
The DirectoryNotFoundException type exposes the following members.
|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.|
|Data||Gets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the 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.)|
|StackTrace||Gets a string representation of the frames on the call stack at the time the current exception was thrown. (Inherited from Exception.)|
|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) Try ' 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. Directory.SetCurrentDirectory(dir) 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
Supported in: 5, 4, 3
Silverlight for Windows Phone
Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0
Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0
For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.