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FileSystemInfo.Attributes Property

Gets or sets the current directory or file.

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

public FileAttributes Attributes { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.IO.FileAttributes
FileAttributes of the current FileSystemInfo.

ExceptionCondition
FileNotFoundException

The specified file does not exist.

DirectoryNotFoundException

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

SecurityException

The caller does not have the required permission.

ArgumentException

The caller attempts to set an invalid file attribute.

IOException

Refresh cannot initialize the data.

When first called, FileSystemInfo calls Refresh and returns the cached information on APIs to get attributes and so on. On subsequent calls, you must call Refresh to get the latest copy of the information.

The value of this property is a combination of the archive, compressed, directory, hidden, offline, read-only, system, and temporary file attribute flags.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

The following example demonstrates the Attributes property. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the FileSystemInfo class.

static void DisplayFileSystemInfoAttributes(FileSystemInfo fsi)
{
    //  Assume that this entry is a file.
    string entryType = "File";

    // Determine if entry is really a directory 
    if ((fsi.Attributes & FileAttributes.Directory) == FileAttributes.Directory )
    {
        entryType = "Directory";
    }
    //  Show this entry's type, name, and creation date.
    Console.WriteLine("{0} entry {1} was created on {2:D}", entryType, fsi.FullName, fsi.CreationTime);
}

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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