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
Archive

File has changed since last backup. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbArchive.

Directory

Directory or folder. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbDirectory.

Hidden

Hidden. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbHidden.

Normal

Normal (default for Dir and SetAttr). No special characteristics apply to this file. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbNormal.

ReadOnly

Read only. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbReadOnly.

System

System file. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbSystem.

Volume

Volume label. This attribute is not valid when used with SetAttr. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbVolume.

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 FileSystem .

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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