directory_exists

Returns whether the indicated directory exists.

Syntax:

GML Code Example

directory_exists(dname)


Argument Description
dname The name of the directory to look for.


Returns: Boolean.


Description

This function will return true if the indicated directory exists or false if it does not. The specified name must include the full path, not a relative path and you cannot access any directories from out-with the game bundle as all games are sandboxed.


WARNING! This function may not work as you expect due to GameMaker: Studio being sandboxed! Please see the section on File System Limits for more information.


Example:

GML Code Example

if directory_exists(working_directory + "\Saves\")
    {
    file = file_find_first(working_directory + "\Saves\*.doc", fa_readonly);
    }
 

This will check to see if the specified directory exists then, if it does, go there and return the first "read only" doc file found.





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