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FileDateTime Function 

Returns a Date value that indicates the date and time a file was created or last modified.

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


Public Function FileDateTime(ByVal PathName As String) As DateTime

Parameters

PathName

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

Exception type Error number Condition

ArgumentException

52

PathName is invalid or contains wildcards.

FileNotFoundException

53

Target file does not exist.

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.

This function returns a Date value that indicates the date and time a file was created or last modified.

This example uses the FileDateTime function to determine the date and time a file was created or last modified. The format of the date and time displayed is based on the locale settings of your system.

Dim MyStamp As Date
' Assume TESTFILE was last modified on October 12, 2001 at 4:35:47 PM.
' Assume English/U.S. locale settings.
' Returns "10/12/2001 4:35:47 PM".
MyStamp = FileDateTime("C:\TESTFILE.txt")

This function is not supported.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic

Module: FileSystem

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

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