File.GetAccessControl Method (String)
Gets a FileSecurity object that encapsulates the access control list (ACL) entries for a specified file.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
An I/O error occurred while opening the file.
The path parameter is null.
The file could not be found.
The path parameter specified a file that is read-only.
This operation is not supported on the current platform.
The path parameter specified a directory.
The caller does not have the required permission.
Use themethod to retrieve the access control list (ACL) entries for a file.
An ACL describes individuals and/or groups who have, or do not have, rights to specific actions on the given file. For more information, see How to: Add or Remove Access Control List Entries.
In NTFS environments, ReadAttributes and ReadExtendedAttributes are granted to the user if the user has ListDirectory rights on the parent folder. To deny ReadAttributes and ReadExtendedAttributes, deny ListDirectory on the parent directory.
The following code example uses the GetAccessControl and the SetAccessControl methods to add and then remove an access control list (ACL) entry from a file. You must supply a valid user or group account to run this example.
Available since 2.0