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FileAttribute Enumeration

Indicates the file attributes to use when calling file-access functions.

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

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)
[FlagsAttribute]
public enum FileAttribute
Member nameDescription
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkNormalNormal (default for Dir and SetAttr). No special characteristics apply to this file. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbNormal.
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkReadOnlyRead only. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbReadOnly.
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkHiddenHidden. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbHidden.
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkSystemSystem file. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbSystem.
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkVolumeVolume label. This attribute is not valid when used with SetAttr. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbVolume.
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkDirectoryDirectory or folder. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbDirectory.
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkArchiveFile has changed since last backup. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbArchive.

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic FileAttribute Enumeration.

When you call the Dir, GetAttr, or SetAttr functions, you can use the FileAttribute enumeration in your code in place of the actual values.

The Attributes argument takes the FileAttribute enumeration members.

When performing file I/O operations, the My.Computer.FileSystem object provides greater performance and ease of use than legacy file I/O methods. For more information, see My.Computer.FileSystem Object.

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

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