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IsolatedStorageFile.GetCreationTime Method

Returns the creation date and time of a specified file or directory.

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

public DateTimeOffset GetCreationTime(
	string path


Type: System.String
The path to the file or directory for which to obtain creation date and time information.

Return Value

Type: System.DateTimeOffset
The creation date and time for the specified file or directory. This value is expressed in local time.


path is a zero-length string, contains only white space, or contains one or more invalid characters defined by the Path.GetInvalidPathChars method.


path is null.


The isolated store has been closed.


The isolated store has been disposed.


The isolated store has been removed.


Isolated storage is disabled.

If the file described by path does not exist, this method returns 12:00 midnight, January 1, 1601 A.D. (C.E.) Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), adjusted to local time.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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