File​Attributes File​Attributes File​Attributes Enum

Definition

Describes the attributes of a file or folder.

public : enum class FileAttributespublic enum FileAttributesPublic Enum FileAttributes
Attributes
System.FlagsAttribute ContractVersionAttribute
Windows 10 requirements
Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)

Examples

The following example shows how to check the attributes of a folder.

using Windows.Storage;
using System.Diagnostics; // For writing results to the Output window.

// Get the app's installation folder.
StorageFolder appFolder = Windows.ApplicationModel.Package.Current.InstalledLocation;

// Get the folder's attributes.
FileAttributes folderAttributes = appFolder.Attributes;

// Check the folder's attributes.
// Write the results to the Visual Studio Output window.
if ((folderAttributes & FileAttributes.ReadOnly) == FileAttributes.ReadOnly)
    Debug.WriteLine("The item is read-only.");

if ((folderAttributes & FileAttributes.Directory) == FileAttributes.Directory)
    Debug.WriteLine("The item is a folder.");

if ((folderAttributes & FileAttributes.Archive) == FileAttributes.Archive)
    Debug.WriteLine("The item is archived.");

if ((folderAttributes & FileAttributes.Temporary) == FileAttributes.Temporary)
    Debug.WriteLine("The item is temporary.");

Remarks

The FileAttributes enumeration is used with the StorageFile.Attributes and StorageFolder.Attributes properties.

The enumeration values match the Win32 file type attributes. Therefore the enumeration values correspond to the Win32 values, which are flags in base 2.

Fields

Archive Archive Archive

The item is archived.

Directory Directory Directory

The item is a directory.

LocallyIncomplete LocallyIncomplete LocallyIncomplete

The item is locally incomplete. Windows only.

Normal Normal Normal

The item is normal. That is, the item doesn't have any of the other values in the enumeration.

ReadOnly ReadOnly ReadOnly

The item is read-only.

Temporary Temporary Temporary

The item is a temporary file.