Create a directory and intermediate directories in C#

[create directories]

The System.IO.Directory class’s CreateDirectory method creates a directory. If the directory’s path includes missing intermediate directories, it creates them, too. For example, if C:\DirA is empty and you use CreateDirectory to create C:\DirA\DirB\DirC, then the method automatically creates DirB as well as DirC.

Finally if you ask CreateDirectory to create a directory that already exists, the method returns without throwing an exception.

When you enter a directory path in this example’s TextBox and click the Create button, the following code executes.

// Create the directory.
private void btnCreate_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    if (Directory.Exists(txtDirectory.Text))
    {
        MessageBox.Show("This directory already exists.",
            "Already Exists", MessageBoxButtons.OK, 
            MessageBoxIcon.Information);
    }
    else
    {
        Directory.CreateDirectory(txtDirectory.Text);
        MessageBox.Show("Directory created.",
            "Directory Created", MessageBoxButtons.OK,
            MessageBoxIcon.Information);
    }
}

The code uses the Directory class’s Exists method to see if the directory already exists. If the directory exists, the code displays a message. If the directory does not exist, the code uses the CreateDirectory method to create it.


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One Response to Create a directory and intermediate directories in C#

  1. slearl says:

    Any chance you could do a tutorial on isolated storage?

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