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ExternalStorageDevice Class

Represents an SD card that is inserted in the phone.


Namespace:  Microsoft.Phone.Storage
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)

public sealed class ExternalStorageDevice

The ExternalStorageDevice type exposes the following members.

Public propertyExternalStorageIDGets the ID value that uniquely identifies the SD card.
Public propertyRootFolderGets the root folder on the SD card.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetFileAsyncGets a single file from the current SD card using the specified path.
Public methodGetFolderAsyncGets a single folder from the current SD card using the specified path.
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Your app must register for a file association in the app manifest file to declare what file types (extensions) can be read from the SD card. For more info, see Auto-launching apps using file and URI associations for Windows Phone 8.


If you use this API in your app, you must specify the following capabilities in the app manifest. Otherwise, your app might not work correctly or it might exit unexpectedly.


Windows Phone 8

For more info, see App capabilities and hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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