Directory.GetFileSystemEntries Method (String)
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DirectoryGetFileSystemEntries Method (String)
Returns the names of all files and subdirectories in the specified directory.

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

Parameters

path
Type: SystemString
The directory for which file and subdirectory names are returned.

Return Value

Type: String
An string[] array of the names of files and subdirectories in the specified directory.
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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