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FileInfo.Open Method (FileMode, FileAccess, FileShare)

Opens a file in the specified mode with read, write, or read/write access and the specified sharing option.

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

'Declaration
Public Function Open ( _
	mode As FileMode, _
	access As FileAccess, _
	share As FileShare _
) As FileStream

Parameters

mode
Type: System.IO.FileMode
A FileMode constant specifying the mode (for example, Open or Append) in which to open the file.
access
Type: System.IO.FileAccess
A FileAccess constant specifying whether to open the file with Read, Write, or ReadWrite file access.
share
Type: System.IO.FileShare
A FileShare constant specifying the type of access other FileStream objects have to this file.

Return Value

Type: System.IO.FileStream
A FileStream object opened with the specified mode, access, and sharing options.

ExceptionCondition
SecurityException

The caller does not have the required permission.

ArgumentException

path is empty or contains only white spaces.

FileNotFoundException

The file is not found.

ArgumentNullException

One or more arguments is Nothing.

UnauthorizedAccessException

path is read-only or is a directory.

DirectoryNotFoundException

The specified path is invalid, such as being on an unmapped drive.

IOException

The file is already open.

Version Notes

Windows Phone

 This member has a SecurityCriticalAttribute attribute. This attribute restricts this member to internal use. Application code that uses this member throws a MethodAccessException.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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