Returns the creation date and time of the specified file or directory.
[Visual Basic] Public Shared Function GetCreationTime( _ ByVal path As String _ ) As DateTime [C#] public static DateTime GetCreationTime( string path ); [C++] public: static DateTime GetCreationTime( String* path ); [JScript] public static function GetCreationTime( path : String ) : DateTime;
- The file or directory for which to obtain creation date and time information.
A DateTime structure set to the creation date and time for the specified file or directory. This value is expressed in local time.
|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.|
|IOException||path was not found.|
|NotSupportedException||path is in an invalid format.|
The path parameter is permitted to specify relative or absolute path information. Relative path information is interpreted as relative to the current working directory. To obtain the current working directory, see GetCurrentDirectory.
For an example of using this method, see the Example section below. The following table lists examples of other typical or related I/O tasks.
|To do this...||See the example in this topic...|
|Write to a text file.||Writing Text to a File|
|Read from a text file.||Reading Text from a File|
|Append text to a file.||Opening and Appending to a Log File|
|Rename or move a file.||File.Move|
Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) Standard
.NET Framework Security:
- FileIOPermission for reading from the specified file. Associated enumeration: FileIOPermissionAccess.Read