Monday, October 7, 2013

Tackling the PathTooLongException

I received a System.IO.PathTooLongException the other day while deleting some files using System.IO.File.Delete. It seems that .net cannot handle long file names and I had to revert to plain old win32 api to do the job using the following declaration:

I have also spotted Delimon.Win32.I​O Library (V4.0) which I would have used if it was available as a Nuget package. This lib provides a lot of System.IO classes using the win32 api instead, handy if you are dealing with long filenames.

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