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File.GetAttributes Method

Gets the FileAttributes of the file on the path.

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

[SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute]
public static FileAttributes GetAttributes(
	string path
)

Parameters

path
Type: System.String
The path to the file.

Return Value

Type: System.IO.FileAttributes
The FileAttributes of the file on the path.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

path is empty, contains only white spaces, or contains invalid characters.

PathTooLongException

The specified path, file name, or both exceed the system-defined maximum length. For example, on Windows-based platforms, paths must be less than 248 characters, and file names must be less than 260 characters.

NotSupportedException

path is in an invalid format.

FileNotFoundException

path represents a file and is invalid, such as being on an unmapped drive, or the file cannot be found.

DirectoryNotFoundException

path represents a directory and is invalid, such as being on an unmapped drive, or the directory cannot be found.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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