Directory.GetFiles Method (String)
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DirectoryGetFiles Method (String)
Returns the names of files (including their paths) in the specified directory.

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

Parameters

path
Type: SystemString
The directory to search.

Return Value

Type: String
An array of the full names (including paths) for the files in the specified directory, or an empty array if no files are found.
Exceptions
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentExceptionThe path parameter contains invalid characters, is empty, or contains only white spaces.
ArgumentNullException
Remarks
The returned file names are appended to the supplied path parameter.
Remarks
The order of the returned file names is not guaranteed; use the Sort() method if a specific sort order is required.
Remarks
The EnumerateFiles and GetFiles methods differ as follows: When you use EnumerateFiles, you can start enumerating the collection of names before the whole collection is returned; when you use GetFiles, you must wait for the whole array of names 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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