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FileSystemInfo.CreationTime Property

Gets or sets the creation time of the current FileSystemInfo object.

Namespace: System.IO
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public DateTime CreationTime { get; set; }
/** @property */
public DateTime get_CreationTime ()

/** @property */
public void set_CreationTime (DateTime value)

public function get CreationTime () : DateTime

public function set CreationTime (value : DateTime)

Property Value

The creation date and time of the current FileSystemInfo object.

Exception typeCondition

IOException

Refresh cannot initialize the data.

DirectoryNotFoundException

The specified path is invalid, such as being on an unmapped drive.

FileNotFoundException

The specified file does not exist.

PlatformNotSupportedException

The current operating system is not Microsoft Windows NT or later.

When first called, FileSystemInfo calls Refresh and returns the cached information on APIs to get attributes and so on. On subsequent calls, you must call Refresh to get the latest copy of the information.

This property value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the file system containing the FileSystemInfo object does not support this information.

The following table lists examples of other typical or related I/O tasks.

To do this...

See the example in this topic...

Write to a text file.

How to: Write Text to a File

Read from a text file.

How to: Read Text from a File

Append text to a file.

How to: Open and Append to a Log File

File.AppendText

FileInfo.AppendText

Rename or move a file.

File.Move

FileInfo.MoveTo

Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition Platform Note: These operating systems do not support this property, and DirectoryInfo implementations of this property are not supported.

Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows CE Platform Note: This property is read-only.

The following example demonstrates the CreationTime property. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the FileSystemInfo class.

Sub DisplayFileSystemInfoAttributes(ByVal fsi As IO.FileSystemInfo)
    ' Assume that this entry is a file.
    Dim entryType As String = "File"

    ' Determine if this entry is really a directory.
    If (fsi.Attributes And FileAttributes.Directory) <> 0 Then
        entryType = "Directory"
    End If

    ' Show this entry's type, name, and creation date.
    Console.WriteLine("{0} entry {1} was created on {2:D}", _
        entryType, fsi.FullName, fsi.CreationTime)
End Sub

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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