FileStream.GetAccessControl Method

Gets a FileSecurity object that encapsulates the access control list (ACL) entries for the file described by the current FileStream object.

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

public FileSecurity GetAccessControl ()
public FileSecurity GetAccessControl ()
public function GetAccessControl () : FileSecurity
Not applicable.

Return Value

A FileSecurity object that encapsulates the access control settings for the file described by the current FileStream object.

Exception typeCondition

ObjectDisposedException

The file is closed.

IOException

An I/O error occurred while opening the file.

SystemException

The file could not be found.

UnauthorizedAccessException

This operation is not supported on the current platform.

-or-

The caller does not have the required permission.

While the FileStream class and GetAccessControl can be used to retrieve the access control list (ACL) entries of an existing file, consider using File.GetAccessControl method, as it is easier to use.

Use the GetAccessControl method to retrieve the ACL entries for a file.

An ACL describes individuals and/or groups who have, or do not have, rights to specific actions on the given file. For more information, see ACL Technology Overview and How to: Add or Remove an Access Control List Entry.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0
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