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How to create a directory on an FTP server using C#?

Ok, so I already can upload a file to an FTP server: How to upload a file to an FTP server using C#?

However, now I need to create a directory first.

It follows some basic steps:

  1. Open a request using the full destination ftp path: Ftp://Ftp.Server.tld/ or Ftp://Ftp.Server.tld/Some/Path
  2. Configure the connection request
  3. Call GetResponse() method to actually attempt to create the directory
  4. Verify that it worked.

See the steps inside the source as comments:

[sourcecode language=”csharp”]
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Net;

namespace CreateDirectoryOnFtpServer
{
class Program
{
static void Main(string[] args)
{
CreateDirectoryOnFTP(“ftp://ftp.server.tld”, /*user*/”User1″, /*pw*/”Passwd!”, “NewDirectory”);

}

static void CreateDirectoryOnFTP(String inFTPServerAndPath, String inUsername, String inPassword, String inNewDirectory)
{
// Step 1 – Open a request using the full URI, ftp://ftp.server.tld/path/file.ext
FtpWebRequest request = (FtpWebRequest)FtpWebRequest.Create(inFTPServerAndPath + “/” + inNewDirectory);

// Step 2 – Configure the connection request
request.Credentials = new NetworkCredential(inUsername, inPassword);
request.UsePassive = true;
request.UseBinary = true;
request.KeepAlive = false;

request.Method = WebRequestMethods.Ftp.MakeDirectory;

// Step 3 – Call GetResponse() method to actually attempt to create the directory
FtpWebResponse makeDirectoryResponse = (FtpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();
}
}
}
[/sourcecode]

All right, now you have created a directory on the FTP server.


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