FileAttribute FileAttribute FileAttribute FileAttribute Enum

Definition

Indicates the file attributes to use when calling file-access functions.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

public enum class FileAttribute
[System.Flags]
public enum FileAttribute
type FileAttribute = 
Public Enum FileAttribute
Inheritance
FileAttributeFileAttributeFileAttributeFileAttribute
Attributes

Fields

Archive Archive Archive Archive 32

File has changed since last backup. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbArchive.

Directory Directory Directory Directory 16

Directory or folder. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbDirectory.

Hidden Hidden Hidden Hidden 2

Hidden. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbHidden.

Normal Normal Normal Normal 0

Normal (default for Dir and SetAttr). No special characteristics apply to this file. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbNormal.

ReadOnly ReadOnly ReadOnly ReadOnly 1

Read only. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbReadOnly.

System System System System 4

System file. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbSystem.

Volume Volume Volume Volume 8

Volume label. This attribute is not valid when used with SetAttr. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbVolume.

Remarks

When you call the Dir, GetAttr, or SetAttr functions, you can use the FileAttribute enumeration in your code in place of the actual values.

The Attributes argument takes the FileAttribute enumeration members.

When performing file I/O operations, the My.Computer.FileSystem object provides greater performance and ease of use than legacy file I/O methods. For more information, see FileSystem .

Applies to

See also