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How to check if a folder is empty

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Is there a way to check if a folder is empty and putting up a messagebox if it is? I will not know the names of the files that will be in the folder.
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using System.IO;

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string folderPath = @"C:\Temp";

if (Directory.GetFiles(folderPath).Length == 0)
{
      MessageBox.Show(folderPath + " is empty");
}
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by:Ravi Singh
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if the folder may have subdirectories, you can check that by calling GetDirectories.

string folderPath = @"C:\Temp";

if (Directory.GetDirectories(folderPath).Length == 0 && Directory.GetFiles(folderPath).Length == 0)
{
      MessageBox.Show(folderPath + " is empty");
}
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by:boukaka
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Awesome, thank you!
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by:sqlDude170
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Excellent example...perfect
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