Visual Basic for Applications Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

Type Property

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Returns information about the type of a file or folder. For example, for files ending in .TXT, "Text Document" is returned.



The object is always a File or Folder object.


The following code illustrates the use of the Type property to return a folder type. In this example, try providing the path of the Recycle Bin or other unique folder to the procedure.

Sub ShowFileSize(filespec)
    Dim fs, f, s
    Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set f = fs.GetFolder(filespec)
    s = UCase(f.Name) & " is a " & f.Type 
    MsgBox s, 0, "File Size Info"
End Sub