ExternalStorageDevice Class

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

Represents an SD card that is inserted in the phone.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System..::.Object
Microsoft.Phone.Storage..::.ExternalStorageDevice

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

Syntax

Public NotInheritable Class ExternalStorageDevice
public sealed class ExternalStorageDevice

The ExternalStorageDevice type exposes the following members.

Properties

Name Description
ExternalStorageID Gets the ID value that uniquely identifies the SD card.
RootFolder Gets the root folder on the SD card.

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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.)
GetFileAsync Gets a single file from the current SD card using the specified path.
GetFolderAsync Gets a single folder from the current SD card using the specified path.
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