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Directory.GetCreationTimeUtc Method

Note: This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 1.1 of the .NET Framework.

Gets the creation date and time, in coordinated universal time (UTC) format, of a directory.

[Visual Basic]
Public Shared Function GetCreationTimeUtc( _
   ByVal path As String _
) As DateTime
public static DateTime GetCreationTimeUtc(
 string path
public: static DateTime GetCreationTimeUtc(
 String* path
public static function GetCreationTimeUtc(
   path : String
) : DateTime;


The path of the directory.

Return Value

A DateTime structure set to the creation date and time for the specified directory. This value is expressed in UTC time.


Exception Type Condition
IOException The specified path was not found.
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 InvalidPathChars.
ArgumentNullException path is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
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.


The following table lists examples of other typical or related I/O tasks.

To do this... See the example in this topic...
Create a text file. Writing Text to a File
Write to a text file. Writing Text to a File
See the files in a directory. Name
See the subdirectories of a directory. GetDirectories


See all the files in all subdirectories of a directory. GetFileSystemInfos
Find the size of a directory. Directory
Determine if a file exists. Exists
Determine if a directory exists. Exists
Sort files in a directory by size. GetFileSystemInfos


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

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See Also

Directory Class | Directory Members | System.IO Namespace | Working with I/O | Reading Text from a File | Writing Text to a File