Server.EnumDetachedLogFiles Method

Enumerates a list of detached log files.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)


Public Function EnumDetachedLogFiles ( _
    mdfName As String _
) As StringCollection
Dim instance As Server
Dim mdfName As String
Dim returnValue As StringCollection

returnValue = instance.EnumDetachedLogFiles(mdfName)
public StringCollection EnumDetachedLogFiles(
    string mdfName
StringCollection^ EnumDetachedLogFiles(
    String^ mdfName
member EnumDetachedLogFiles : 
        mdfName:string -> StringCollection 
public function EnumDetachedLogFiles(
    mdfName : String
) : StringCollection


  • mdfName
    Type: System.String
    A String value that specifies the file name for which to limit the results.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection
A StringCollection system object value that contains a list of detached log file names.


Use this method to obtain the names of all the detached log (.ldf) files on the instance of SQL Server.


'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Call the EnumCollations method and return collation information to DataTable variable.
Dim d As DataTable
'Select the returned data into an array of DataRow.
d = srv.EnumCollations
'Iterate through the rows and display collation details for the instance of SQL Server.
Dim r As DataRow
Dim c As DataColumn
For Each r In d.Rows
    For Each c In r.Table.Columns
        Console.WriteLine(c.ColumnName + " = " + r(c).ToString)