IPersistFile Interface


Provides the managed definition of the IPersistFile interface, with functionality from IPersist.

public interface class IPersistFile
public interface IPersistFile
type IPersistFile = interface
Public Interface IPersistFile


For more information, see the existing documentation for IPersistFile and IPersist in the MSDN library.

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Retrieves the class identifier (CLSID) of an object.


Retrieves either the absolute path to the current working file of the object or, if there is no current working file, the default file name prompt of the object.


Checks an object for changes since it was last saved to its current file.

Load(String, Int32)

Opens the specified file and initializes an object from the file contents.

Save(String, Boolean)

Saves a copy of the object into the specified file.


Notifies the object that it can write to its file.

Applies to