DirectoryInfo.GetFiles Method (String, SearchOption)
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DirectoryInfoGetFiles Method (String, SearchOption)
Returns a file list from the current directory matching the given search pattern and using a value to determine whether to search subdirectories.

Namespace: Alphaleonis.Win32.Filesystem
Assembly: AlphaFS (in AlphaFS.dll) Version: 2.0
Syntax
public FileInfo[] GetFiles(
	string searchPattern,
	SearchOption searchOption
)

Parameters

searchPattern
Type: SystemString

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

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

characters, but does not support regular expressions.

searchOption
Type: System.IOSearchOption

One of the SearchOption enumeration values that specifies whether the searchOption

should include only the current directory or should include all subdirectories.

Return Value

Type: FileInfo
An array of type FileInfo.
Remarks
The order of the returned file names is not guaranteed; use the Sort() method if a specific sort order is required.
Remarks
If there are no files in the DirectoryInfo, this method returns an empty array.
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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