Directory.GetFileSystemEntries Method (String, String)
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DirectoryGetFileSystemEntries Method (String, String)
Returns an array of file system entries that match the specified search criteria.

Namespace: Alphaleonis.Win32.Filesystem
Assembly: AlphaFS (in AlphaFS.dll) Version: 2.0
Syntax
public static string[] GetFileSystemEntries(
	string path,
	string searchPattern
)

Parameters

path
Type: SystemString
The path to be searched.
searchPattern
Type: SystemString

The search string to match against the names of directories in path. This parameter can contain a

combination of valid literal path and wildcard (WildcardStarMatchAll and WildcardQuestion)

characters, but does not support regular expressions.

Return Value

Type: String
An string[] array of file system entries that match the specified search criteria.
Exceptions
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentExceptionThe path parameter contains invalid characters, is empty, or contains only white spaces.
ArgumentNullException
Remarks
The EnumerateFileSystemEntries and GetFileSystemEntries methods differ as follows: When you use EnumerateFileSystemEntries, you can start enumerating the collection of entries before the whole collection is returned; when you use GetFileSystemEntries, you must wait for the whole array of entries to be returned before you can access the array. Therefore, when you are working with many files and directories, EnumerateFiles can be more efficient.
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