File.GetCreationTime Method

July 28, 2014

Returns the creation date and time of the specified file or directory.

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

public static DateTime GetCreationTime(
	string path
)

Parameters

path
Type: System.String
The file or directory for which to obtain creation date and time information.

Return Value

Type: System.DateTime
A DateTime structure set to the creation date and time for the specified file or directory. This value is expressed in local time.

ExceptionCondition
UnauthorizedAccessException

The caller does not have the required permission.

ArgumentException

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

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.

NotSupportedException

path is in an invalid format.

Version Notes

Windows Phone

 This member has a SecurityCriticalAttribute attribute. This attribute restricts this member to internal use. Application code that uses this member throws a MethodAccessException.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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