FileSystemEventArgs.ChangeType Property


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Gets the type of directory event that occurred.

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

public WatcherChangeTypes ChangeType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.IO.WatcherChangeTypes

One of the WatcherChangeTypes values that represents the kind of change detected in the file system.

The following example demonstrates the ChangeType property. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the FileSystemEventArgs class.

//  This method is called when a file is created, changed, or deleted.
private static void OnChanged(object source, FileSystemEventArgs e)
    //  Show that a file has been created, changed, or deleted.
    WatcherChangeTypes wct = e.ChangeType;
    Console.WriteLine("File {0} {1}", e.FullPath, wct.ToString());

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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