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FileAttributes Enumeration

Provides attributes for files and directories.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

Namespace:  System.IO
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
[FlagsAttribute]
public enum FileAttributes
Member nameDescription
Supported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReadOnlyThe file is read-only.
Supported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360HiddenThe file is hidden, and thus is not included in an ordinary directory listing.
Supported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360SystemThe file is a system file. The file is part of the operating system or is used exclusively by the operating system.
Supported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360DirectoryThe file is a directory.
Supported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ArchiveThe file's archive status. Applications use this attribute to mark files for backup or removal.
Supported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360DeviceReserved for future use.
Supported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360NormalThe file is normal and has no other attributes set. This attribute is valid only if used alone.
Supported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360TemporaryThe file is temporary. File systems attempt to keep all of the data in memory for quicker access rather than flushing the data back to mass storage. A temporary file should be deleted by the application as soon as it is no longer needed.
Supported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360SparseFileThe file is a sparse file. Sparse files are typically large files whose data are mostly zeros.
Supported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReparsePointThe file contains a reparse point, which is a block of user-defined data associated with a file or a directory.
Supported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360CompressedThe file is compressed.
Supported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360OfflineThe file is offline. The data of the file is not immediately available.
Supported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360NotContentIndexedThe file will not be indexed by the operating system's content indexing service.
Supported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360EncryptedThe file or directory is encrypted. For a file, this means that all data in the file is encrypted. For a directory, this means that encryption is the default for newly created files and directories.

Platform Notes

Silverlight for Windows Phone Silverlight for Windows Phone

This type is present to support the .NET Compact Framework infrastructure in Silverlight for Windows Phone, and it is not intended to be used in your application code.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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