GetDirectoryInfo

Returns a DirectoryInfo object for the specified path.


Syntax

FileSystem.GetDirectoryInfo(Directory)


Parameters


Directory

String, input



Path of directory.


Remarks



DirectoryInfo Properties



Attributes (FileAttributes)

Gets or sets the attributes for the current file or directory.


CreationTime (Date)

Gets or sets the creation time of the current file or directory.


CreationTimeUtc (Date)

Gets or sets the creation time, in coordinated universal time (UTC), of the current file or directory


Exists (Boolean)

Gets a value indicating whether the directory exists.


Extension (String)

Gets the string representation of the extension part of a file.


FullName (String)

Gets the full path of the directory.


LastAccessTime (Date)

Gets or sets the time the current file or directory was last accessed.


LastAccessTimeUtc(Date)

Gets or sets the time, in coordinated universal time (UTC), that the current file or directory was last accessed.


LastWriteTime (Date)

Gets or sets the time when the current file or directory was last written to.


LastWriteTimeUtc (Date)

Gets or sets the time, in coordinated universal time (UTC), when the current file or directory was last written to.


Name (String)

Gets the name of this DirectoryInfo instance.


Parent (String)

Gets the parent directory of a specified subdirectory.


Root (String)

Gets the root portion of the directory.





FileAttributes Members



Archive

The file is a candidate for backup or removal.


Compressed

The file is compressed.


Device

Reserved for future use.


Directory

The file is a directory.


Encrypted

The file or directory is encrypted. For a file, this means that all data in the file is encrypted. For a directory, this means that encryption is the default for newly created files and directories.


Hidden

The file is hidden, and thus is not included in an ordinary directory listing.


IntegrityStream

The file or directory includes data integrity support. When this value is applied to a file, all data streams in the file have integrity support. When this value is applied to a directory, all new files and subdirectories within that directory, by default, include integrity support.


Normal

The file is a standard file that has no special attributes. This attribute is valid only if it is used alone.


NoScrubData

The file or directory is excluded from the data integrity scan. When this value is applied to a directory, by default, all new files and subdirectories within that directory are excluded from data integrity.


NotContentIndexed

The file will not be indexed by the operating system's content indexing service.


Offline

The file is offline. The data of the file is not immediately available.


ReadOnly

The file is read-only.


ReparsePoint

The file contains a reparse point, which is a block of user-defined data associated with a file or a directory.


SparseFile

The file is a sparse file. Sparse files are typically large files whose data consists of mostly zeros.


System

The file is a system file. That is, the file is part of the operating system or is used exclusively by the operating system.


Temporary

The file is temporary. A temporary file contains data that is needed while an application is executing but is not needed after the application is finished. File systems try to keep all the data in memory for quicker access rather than flushing the data back to mass storage. A temporary file should be deleted by the application as soon as it is no longer needed.



SpecialDirectories



AllUsersApplicationData

Gets a path name pointing to the Application Data directory for all users.


CurrentUserApplicationData

Gets a path name pointing to the Application Data directory for the current user.


Desktop

Gets a path name pointing to the Desktop directory.


MyDocuments

Gets a path name pointing to the My Documents directory


MyMusic

Gets a path name pointing to the My Music directory.


MyPictures

Gets a path name pointing to the My Pictures directory.


ProgramFiles

Gets a path name pointing to the Program Files directory.


Programs

Gets a path name pointing to the Programs directory.


Temp

Gets a path name pointing to the Temp directory.


Examples


This example gets a DirectoryInfo object for the specified directory and displays the creation time, last access time and last write time:


Sub Main()

getInfo = FileSystem.GetDirectoryInfo(SpecialDirectories.MyDocuments)

MsgBox "The directory was created at " & getInfo.CreationTime

MsgBox "The directory was last accessed at " & getInfo.LastAccessTime

MsgBox "The directory was last written to at " & getInfo.LastWriteTime

End Sub


This example checks if the directory is read only:


Sub Main()

getInfo = GetDirectoryInfo("C:\Windows")

attributes = getInfo.Attributes

If ((attributes And FileAttributes.ReadOnly) = FileAttributes.ReadOnly) Then

MsgBox "read-only directory"

Else

MsgBox "not read-only directory"

End If

End Sub