# 9.5. Directory Class¶

The Directory class is in the System.IO namespace. Directories in the file system are referenced by Path Strings. You can look at the MSDN documentation for a wide variety of functions in the Directory class including ones to list all the files in a directory or to check if a path string represents an actual directory.

# 9.6. File Class¶

We will generally access operating system files using the Stream abstraction, discussed earlier in this chapter. There is also a File class in the System.IO namespace, with a number of specialized and convenience functions. We already used the File.Exists function.

You can look at the MSDN documentation for other uses of the File class.