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SetAttr Function 

Sets attribute information for a file.

The My feature gives you greater productivity and performance in file I/O operations than SetAttr. For more information, see My.Computer.FileSystem Object.


Public Sub SetAttr( _
    ByVal PathName As String, _
    ByVal Attributes As FileAttribute _
)

Parameters

PathName

Required. String expression that specifies a file name. PathName can include directory or folder, and drive.

Attributes

Required. Constant or numeric expression, whose sum specifies file attributes.

The Attributes argument enumeration values are:

Value Constant Description

Normal

vbNormal

Normal (default).

ReadOnly

vbReadOnly

Read-only.

Hidden

vbHidden

Hidden.

System

vbSystem

System file.

Volume

vbVolume

Volume label

Directory

vbDirectory

Directory or folder.

Archive

vbArchive

File has changed since last backup.

Alias

vbAlias

File has a different name.

NoteNote

These enumerations are specified by the Visual Basic language. The names can be used anywhere in your code in place of the actual values.

Exception type Error number Condition

ArgumentException

52

PathName invalid or does not exist.

ArgumentException

5

Attribute type is invalid.

See the "Error number" column if you are upgrading Visual Basic 6.0 applications that use unstructured error handling. (You can compare the error number against the Number Property (Err Object).) However, when possible, you should consider replacing such error control with Structured Exception Handling Overview for Visual Basic.

A run-time error occurs if you try to set the attributes of an open file.

This example uses the SetAttr function to set attributes for a file.

' Set hidden attribute.
SetAttr("TESTFILE", vbHidden)   
' Set hidden and read-only attributes.
SetAttr("TESTFILE", vbHidden Or vbReadOnly)

This function is not supported.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic

Module: FileSystem

Assembly: Visual Basic Runtime Library (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

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