Application #55. Use the File System

This topic addresses how to retrieve information about a system’s drive and directory structure. We also examine how to retrieve various attributes about files and directories from the file system. The sample application shows one way of creating an interface to navigate through drives, folders, and files.

Building Upon...

Application #1: Use Arrays

Application #73: Read From and Write To a Text File

New Concepts

The .NET Framework provides facilities for querying the file system through a number of different objects. You can find out what drives exist on a system, the contents of a directory, and various file attributes such as those displayed in the Window Explorer detail view.

DirectoryInfo and FileInfo ...

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