Get Files from Directory [C#]
This example shows how to get list of file names from a directory (including subdirectories). You can filter the list by specific extension.
To get file names from the specified directory, use static method Directory.GetFiles. Lets have these files and subfolders in „c:\MyDir“ folder:
Get files from directory
Method Directory.GetFiles returns string array with files names (full paths).[C#]
using System.IO; string filePaths = Directory.GetFiles(@"c:\MyDir\"); // returns: // "c:\MyDir\my-car.BMP" // "c:\MyDir\my-house.jpg"
Get files from directory (with specified extension)
You can specify search pattern. You can use wildcard specifiers in the search pattern, e.g. „*.bmp“ to select files with the extension or „a*“ to select files beginning with letter „a“.[C#]
string filePaths = Directory.GetFiles(@"c:\MyDir\", "*.bmp"); // returns: // "c:\MyDir\my-car.BMP"
Get files from directory (including all subdirectories)
If you want to search also in subfolders use parameter SearchOption.AllDirectories.[C#]
string filePaths = Directory.GetFiles(@"c:\MyDir\", "*.bmp", SearchOption.AllDirectories); // returns: // "c:\MyDir\my-car.BMP" // "c:\MyDir\Friends\james.BMP"
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- Directory.GetFiles – MSDN – returns the names of files in a specified directory