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FileSystemEventArgs.ChangeType Property

Gets the type of directory event that occurred.

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

public WatcherChangeTypes ChangeType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.IO.WatcherChangeTypes
One of the WatcherChangeTypes values that represents the kind of change detected in the file system.

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

//  This method is called when a file is created, changed, or deleted. 
private static void OnChanged(object source, FileSystemEventArgs e)
{
    //  Show that a file has been created, changed, or deleted.
    WatcherChangeTypes wct = e.ChangeType;
    Console.WriteLine("File {0} {1}", e.FullPath, wct.ToString());
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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