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SetAttr Statement

Last modified: March 09, 2015

Applies to: Office 2013 | VBA

Sets attribute information for a file.

Syntax

SetAttr pathname, attributes

The SetAttr statement syntax has these named arguments:

Part

Description

pathname

Required. String expression that specifies a file name — may include directory or folder, and drive.

attributes

Required. Constant or numeric expression, whose sum specifies file attributes.

Settings

The attributes argument settings are:

Constant

Value

Description

vbNormal

0

Normal (default).

vbReadOnly

1

Read-only.

vbHidden

2

Hidden.

vbSystem

4

System file. Not available on the Macintosh.

vbArchive

32

File has changed since last backup.

vbAlias

64

Specified file name is an alias. Available only on the Macintosh.

Note Note

These constants are specified by Visual Basic for Applications. The names can be used anywhere in your code in place of the actual values.

Remarks

A run-time error occurs if you try to set the attributes of an open file.

This example uses the SetAttr statement to set attributes for a file. On the Macintosh, only the constants vbNormal, vbReadOnly, vbHidden and vbAlias are available.

SetAttr "TESTFILE", vbHidden ' Set hidden attribute. 
SetAttr "TESTFILE", vbHidden + vbReadOnly ' Set hidden and read-only 
 ' attributes. 

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