Gets or sets the creation time of the current file or directory.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Refresh cannot initialize the data.
The specified path is invalid; for example, it is on an unmapped drive.
The current operating system is not Windows NT or later.
The caller attempts to set an invalid creation time.
Note This method may return an inaccurate value, because it uses native functions whose values may not be continuously updated by the operating system.
To get the latest value, call the Refresh method.
If the file described in the FileSystemInfo object does not exist, this property will return 12:00 midnight, January 1, 1601 A.D. (C.E.) Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), adjusted to local time.
NTFS-formatted drives may cache file meta-info, such as file creation time, for a short period of time. This process is known as file tunneling. As a result, it may be necessary to explicitly set the creation time of a file if you are overwriting or replacing an existing file.
This property value is null if the file system containing the FileSystemInfo object does not support this information.
These operating systems do not support this property, and DirectoryInfo implementations of this property are not supported.
Available since 10
Available since 1.1
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0