SPFolder.Properties property

Gets a hash table that contains metadata for the folder.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)


Public ReadOnly Property Properties As Hashtable
Dim instance As SPFolder
Dim value As Hashtable

value = instance.Properties
public Hashtable Properties { get; }

Property value

Type: System.Collections.Hashtable
A System.Collections.Hashtable object that contains the metadata.



Storing large amounts of data in this property will seriously degrade performance. Do not store more than one kilobyte (1k) of user data in this property.


The following code example iterates through the collection of folders in the current Web site and displays the properties and values for each folder.

This example requires using directives (Imports in Visual Basic) for the Microsoft.SharePoint and Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities namespaces.

SPWeb oWebsite = SPContext.Current.Web;
SPFolderCollection collFolders = oWebsite.Folders;

foreach (SPFolder oFolder in collFolders)
   System.Collections.Hashtable oHashtable = oFolder.Properties;
   System.Collections.ICollection collKeys = oHashtable.Keys;

      foreach (object oKey in collKeys)
         Response.Write(SPEncode.HtmlEncode(oKey.ToString()) + " :: " + 
             SPEncode.HtmlEncode(hashtable[oKey.ToString()]) + "<BR>");
Dim oWebsite As SPWeb = SPContext.Current.Web
Dim collFolders As SPFolderCollection = oWebsite.Folders

For Each oFolder As SPFolder In collFolders
   Dim oHashtable As System.Collections.Hashtable = oFolder.Properties
   Dim collKeys As System.Collections.ICollection = oHashtable.Keys

     For Each oKey As Object In collKeys
       Response.Write(SPEncode.HtmlEncode(oKey.ToString()) & " :: " & SPEncode.HtmlEncode(hashtable(oKey.ToString())) & "<BR>")
     Next oKey
Next oFolder

The previous example displays metadata such as the following:

vti_dirlateststamp :: 8/30/2006 1:06:19 AM
vti_etag :: "{101141FF-9E99-4404-AE4D-561B981472E4},0"
vti_isexecutable :: false
vti_candeleteversion :: true
vti_docstoretype :: 1
vti_timecreated :: 8/21/2006 1:28:31 AM
vti_isbrowsable :: true
vti_hassubdirs :: true
vti_listname :: {B6C3C6F9-A256-4FA4-B6A2-97549D48E530}
vti_replid :: rid:{101141FF-9E99-4404-AE4D-561B981472E4}
vti_listenableversioning :: false
vti_listenableminorversions :: false
vti_listbasetype :: 1
vti_level :: 1
vti_rtag :: rt:101141FF-9E99-4404-AE4D-561B981472E4@00000000000
vti_timelastmodified :: 8/21/2006 1:28:41 AM
vti_listservertemplate :: 101
vti_listrequirecheckout :: false
vti_listenablemoderation :: false
vti_listtitle :: TestDocLib2
vti_isscriptable :: false

See also


SPFolder class

SPFolder members

Microsoft.SharePoint namespace