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Directory.SetCreationTimeUtc Method

Sets the creation date and time, in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) format, for the specified file or directory.

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

public static void SetCreationTimeUtc(
	string path,
	DateTime creationTimeUtc
)

Parameters

path
Type: System.String
The file or directory for which to set the creation date and time information.
creationTimeUtc
Type: System.DateTime
A DateTime containing the value to set for the creation date and time of path. This value is expressed in UTC time.

ExceptionCondition
FileNotFoundException

The specified path was not found.

ArgumentException

path is a zero-length string, contains only white space, or contains one or more invalid characters as defined by InvalidPathChars.

ArgumentNullException

path is null.

PathTooLongException

The specified path, file name, or both exceed the system-defined maximum length. For example, on Windows-based platforms, paths must be less than 248 characters and file names must be less than 260 characters.

UnauthorizedAccessException

The caller does not have the required permission.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

creationTime specifies a value outside the range of dates or times permitted for this operation.

PlatformNotSupportedException

The current operating system is not Windows NT or later.

The path parameter is permitted to specify relative or absolute path information. Relative path information is interpreted as relative to the current working directory. To obtain the current working directory, see GetCurrentDirectory.

The path parameter is not case-sensitive.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition Platform Note: These operating systems do not support this method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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