ExternalStorageFolder Class

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Represents a folder on the SD card.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System..::.Object
Microsoft.Phone.Storage..::.ExternalStorageFolder

Namespace: Microsoft.Phone.Storage
Assembly: Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)

Syntax

Public Class ExternalStorageFolder
public class ExternalStorageFolder

The ExternalStorageFolder type exposes the following members.

Properties

Name Description
DateModified Gets the date and time when the current folder was last modified.
Name Gets the name of the current folder.
Path Gets the path of the current folder.

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Methods

Name Description
Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
GetFilesAsync Gets the top-level files in the current folder.
GetFolderAsync Gets a single sub-folder from the current folder using the specified folder name.
GetFoldersAsync Gets a list of the top-level sub-folders of the current folder.
GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

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Remarks

Your app must register for a file association in the app manifest file to declare what file types (extensions) can be read from the SD card. For more info, see Auto-launching apps using file and URI associations for Windows Phone 8.

Capabilities

If you use this API in your app, you must specify the following capabilities in the app manifest. Otherwise, your app might not work correctly or it might exit unexpectedly.

ID_CAP_REMOVABLE_STORAGE

Windows Phone 8

For more info, see App capabilities and hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also

Reference

Microsoft.Phone.Storage Namespace