ExternalStorageFolder.GetFolderAsync Method

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

Gets a single sub-folder from the current folder using the specified folder name.

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


Public Function GetFolderAsync ( _
    name As String _
) As Task(Of ExternalStorageFolder)
public Task<ExternalStorageFolder> GetFolderAsync(
    string name


Return Value

Type: System.Threading.Tasks..::.Task<(Of <(ExternalStorageFolder>)>)
Returns an ExternalStorageFolder that represents the sub-folder.


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.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

See Also


ExternalStorageFolder Class

Microsoft.Phone.Storage Namespace