FileUpdateRequest FileUpdateRequest FileUpdateRequest FileUpdateRequest FileUpdateRequest Class


Provides information about a requested file update so that the app can complete the request.

public : sealed class FileUpdateRequest
struct winrt::Windows::Storage::Provider::FileUpdateRequest
public sealed class FileUpdateRequest
Public NotInheritable Class FileUpdateRequest
// This class does not provide a public constructor.

Windows 10 requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0 - for Xbox, see UWP features that aren't yet supported on Xbox)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)


The File picker contracts sample demonstrates how to respond to a FileUpdateRequested event, including how to use Request to get the FileUpdateRequest.

// Event handler
void CachedFileUpdaterUI_FileUpdateRequested(CachedFileUpdaterUI sender, FileUpdateRequestedEventArgs args)
    fileUpdateRequest = args.Request;
    fileUpdateRequestDeferral = fileUpdateRequest.GetDeferral();
    switch (cachedFileUpdaterUI.UIStatus)
        case UIStatus.Hidden:
            fileUpdateRequest.Status = FileUpdateStatus.UserInputNeeded;
        case UIStatus.Visible:
        case UIStatus.Unavailable:
            fileUpdateRequest.Status = FileUpdateStatus.Failed;

// Register for the event
cachedFileUpdaterUI.FileUpdateRequested += CachedFileUpdaterUI_FileUpdateRequested;

// Event handler
function onFileUpdateRequest(e) {
    fileUpdateRequest = e.request;
    fileUpdateRequestDeferral = fileUpdateRequest.getDeferral();

    switch (cachedFileUpdaterUI.uiStatus) {
        case Windows.Storage.Provider.UIStatus.hidden:
            fileUpdateRequest.status = Windows.Storage.Provider.FileUpdateStatus.userInputNeeded;
        case Windows.Storage.Provider.UIStatus.visible:
            var url = scenarios[0].url;
            WinJS.Navigation.navigate(url, cachedFileUpdaterUI);
        case Windows.Storage.Provider.UIStatus.unavailable:
            fileUpdateRequest.status = Windows.Storage.Provider.FileUpdateStatus.failed;

// Register for the event
cachedFileUpdaterUI.addEventListener("fileupdaterequested", onFileUpdateRequest);

Both args and e (in C# and JS respectively) contain a FileUpdateRequestedEventArgs object.


If your app participates in the Cached File Updater contract, use this class to respond when Windows fires FileUpdateRequested events to request file updates. You can access this class from your event handler using the FileUpdateRequestedEventArgs.@Windows.Storage.Provider.FileUpdateRequestedEventArgs.Request?text=Request property. As a part of your response to a FileUpdateRequested event, you must set the Status property of this class to indicate the status of the update.

Learn more about responding to update requests in FileUpdateRequested and FileUpdateRequestedEventArgs.

If your app can't complete the update before returning from its FileUpdateRequested event handler, you can use the GetDeferral property to finish the update asynchronously.


ContentId ContentId ContentId ContentId ContentId

Gets the unique identifier used to associate the local version of a file with the corresponding remote version.

File File File File File

Gets a StorageFile object that represents the locally cached copy of the file to update.

Status Status Status Status Status

Gets or sets the status of the update. This property is set in response to a FileUpdateRequested event.

UserInputNeededMessage UserInputNeededMessage UserInputNeededMessage UserInputNeededMessage UserInputNeededMessage

Gets or sets a message to the user indicating that user input is needed to complete the FileUpdateRequest.


GetDeferral() GetDeferral() GetDeferral() GetDeferral() GetDeferral()

Gets an object used to complete an update asynchronously.

UpdateLocalFile(IStorageFile) UpdateLocalFile(IStorageFile) UpdateLocalFile(IStorageFile) UpdateLocalFile(IStorageFile) UpdateLocalFile(IStorageFile)

Provide a new version of the local file to represent the remote file.