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File.GetAccessControl Method (String, AccessControlSections)

Gets a FileSecurity object that encapsulates the specified type of access control list (ACL) entries for a particular file.

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

public static FileSecurity GetAccessControl(
	string path,
	AccessControlSections includeSections
)

Parameters

path
Type: System.String

The path to a file containing a FileSecurity object that describes the file's access control list (ACL) information.

includeSections
Type: System.Security.AccessControl.AccessControlSections

One of the AccessControlSections values that specifies the type of access control list (ACL) information to receive.

Return Value

Type: System.Security.AccessControl.FileSecurity
A FileSecurity object that encapsulates the access control rules for the file described by the path parameter.

ExceptionCondition
IOException

An I/O error occurred while opening the file.

SEHException

The path parameter is null.

SystemException

The file could not be found.

UnauthorizedAccessException

The path parameter specified a file that is read-only.

-or-

This operation is not supported on the current platform.

-or-

The path parameter specified a directory.

-or-

The caller does not have the required permission.

Use the GetAccessControl method to retrieve the access control list (ACL) entries for a file.

An ACL describes individuals and/or groups who have, or do not have, rights to specific actions on the given file. For more information, see ACL Technology Overview and How to: Add or Remove Access Control List Entries.

In NTFS environments, ReadAttributes and ReadExtendedAttributes are granted to the user if the user has ListDirectory rights on the parent folder. To deny ReadAttributes and ReadExtendedAttributes, deny ListDirectory on the parent directory.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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