FileSystem.FileAttr(Int32) Method

Definition

Returns an enumeration representing the file mode for files opened using the FileOpen function. The FileSystem gives you better productivity and performance in file I/O operations than the FileAttr function. See GetFileInfo(String) for more information.

public static Microsoft.VisualBasic.OpenMode FileAttr (int FileNumber);
Parameters
FileNumber
Int32

Required. Integer. Any valid file number.

Returns

The following enumeration values indicate the file access mode:

Value Mode
1 `OpenMode.Input`
2 `OpenMode.Output`
4 `OpenMode.Random`
8 `OpenMode.Append`
32 `OpenMode.Binary`

Examples

This example uses the FileAttr function to return the file mode of an open file.

Dim mode As OpenMode
FileOpen(1, "c:\TESTFILE.TXT", OpenMode.Input)
mode = FileAttr(1)
MsgBox("The file mode is " & mode.ToString())
FileClose(1)

Remarks

This function returns an enumeration representing the file mode for files opened using the FileOpen function.

Applies to

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