FileIOPermissionAttribute Constructor (SecurityAction)


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Initializes a new instance of the FileIOPermissionAttribute class with the specified SecurityAction.

Namespace:   System.Security.Permissions
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public FileIOPermissionAttribute(
	SecurityAction action


Type: System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction

One of the SecurityAction values.

Exception Condition

The action parameter is not a valid SecurityAction.

The following code example creates several instances of the FileIOPermissionAttribute class to set varying levels of file I/O permissions.

// This sample demonstrates the use of the FileIOPermissionAttribute class.
// The sample follows the recommended procedure of first granting PermitOnly permissions,
// then using a Deny on that set of granted permissions.

using System;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.Security;
using System.IO;

class MyClass

    // This method demonstrates the use of the FileIOPermissionAttribute to create a PermitOnly permission.
    // Set the Read property.
    [FileIOPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.PermitOnly, Read = "C:\\")]
    // Set the PathDiscovery property.
         PathDiscovery = "C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users")]
    // Set the Append property.
         Append = "C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\Application Data")]
    // Set the Write property.
         Write = "C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\Application Data\\Microsoft")]
    // Set the All property.
         All = "C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\Application Data\\Microsoft\\Network")]
    public static void PermitOnlyMethod()
        Console.WriteLine("Executing PermitOnlyMethod.");
        Console.WriteLine("PermitOnly the Read permission for drive C.");
        Console.WriteLine("PermitOnly the PathDiscovery permission for \n\tC:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users.");
        Console.WriteLine("PermitOnly the Append permission for \n\tC:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\Application Data.");
        Console.WriteLine("PermitOnly the Write permission for \n\tC:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\Application Data\\Microsoft.");
        Console.WriteLine("PermitOnly the All permission for \n\tC:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\Application Data\\Microsoft\\Network.");


    public static void PermitOnlyTestMethod()
        Console.WriteLine("Executing PermitOnlyTestMethod.");
            PermissionSet ps = new PermissionSet(PermissionState.None);
            ps.AddPermission(new FileIOPermission(FileIOPermissionAccess.Write,
                "C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\Application Data\\Microsoft\\Network\\SomeFile"));
            Console.WriteLine("Demanding permission to write " +
                "'C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\Application Data\\Microsoft\\Network\\SomeFile'");
            Console.WriteLine("Demand succeeded.");
                new FileIOPermission(FileIOPermissionAccess.Write,
            Console.WriteLine("Demanding permission to write to drive C.");

            // This demand should cause an exception.
            // The TestFailed method is called if an exception is not thrown.
        catch (Exception e)
            Console.WriteLine("An exception was thrown because of a write demand: " + e.Message);

    public static void TestFailed()
        Console.WriteLine("Executing TestFailed.");
        Console.WriteLine("Throwing an exception.");
        throw new Exception();

    static void Main(string[] args)
        catch (Exception e)



.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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