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NotifyFilters Enumeration

Specifies changes to watch for in a file or folder.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

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

[<FlagsAttribute>]
type NotifyFilters

Member nameDescription
FileNameThe name of the file.
DirectoryNameThe name of the directory.
AttributesThe attributes of the file or folder.
SizeThe size of the file or folder.
LastWriteThe date the file or folder last had anything written to it.
LastAccessThe date the file or folder was last opened.
CreationTimeThe time the file or folder was created.
SecurityThe security settings of the file or folder.

You can combine the members of this enumeration to watch for more than one kind of change. For example, you can watch for changes in the size of a file or folder, and for changes in security settings. This raises an event anytime there is a change in size or security settings of a file or folder.

The following example creates a FileSystemWatcher to watch the directory that is specified at runtime. The component is set to watch for any changes in LastWrite and LastAccess time, the creation, deletion, or renaming of text files in the directory. If a file is changed, created, or deleted, the path to the file prints to the console. When a file is renamed, the old and new paths print to the console.

Use the System.Diagnostics and System.IO namespaces for this example.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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