SetAttributes Method

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Sets the specified FileAttributes of the file on the specified path.

Namespace:  System.IO
Assembly:  System.IO (in System.IO.dll)

public static void SetAttributes(
	string path,
	FileAttributes fileAttributes


Type: System..::..String
The path to the file.
Type: System.IO..::..FileAttributes
A bitwise combination of the enumeration values.

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.

Certain file attributes, such as Hidden and ReadOnly, can be combined. Other attributes, such as Normal, must be used alone.

It is not possible to change the compression status of a File object using the SetAttributes method.