Folder Object VB

Description

The Folder object allows you to interrogate the system properties of the folder and provides methods that allow you to copy, move, and delete the folder. You can also create a new text file within the folder.

The Folder object is unusual because with it, you can gain access to a Folders collection object. The more usual method is to extract a member of a collection to gain access to the individual object. However, because the Drive object exposes only a Folder object for the root folder, you have to extract a Folders collection object from a Folder object (the collection represents the subfolders of the root).

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From this collection, you can navigate downward through the file system to extract other Folder objects and other Folders collections. A Boolean property, IsRoot-Folder, informs you whether or not the Folder object you are dealing with currently is the root of the Drive or not.

The Folder object is one of the objects in the File System object model; see the File System object model entry for an overview of the model, including the library reference needed to access it.

Createable No

Returned by

Drive.RootFolder Property, Folder.SubFolders.Item Property Properties

Attributes

Data Type: FileAttributes constant

A set of flags representing the folder's attributes. You can determine which flag is set by using logical AND along with the value returned by the property and the value of the constant you'd like to test. For example:

If oFolder.Attributes And Readonly Then ' Folder is read-only

The FileAttributes constants are:

Constant

Value

Alias

64

Archive

32

Compressed

2048

Directory

16

Hidden

2

Normal

0

Readonly

1

System

4

Volume

Data Type: Date

The date the folder was created.

DateLastAccessed Data Type: Date

If available from the operating system, the date the Folder was last accessed.

DateLastModified Data Type: Date

The date the folder was last modified.

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Drive

Data Type: Drive object

Returns a Drive object representing the drive on which this folder resides.

Files

Data Type: Files collection object

Returns a Files collection object representing all files in the current folder.

IsRootFolder

Data Type: Boolean

Returns True if the folder is the root folder of its drive.

Name

Data Type: String

Returns the name of the folder.

ParentFolder

Data Type: Folder object

Returns a folder object representing the folder that's the parent of the current folder; not available if the current object is the root folder of its drive.

Path

Data Type: String

Returns the complete path of the current folder, including its drive.

ShortName

Data Type: String

Returns a DOS 8.3 folder name. May not work on an NTFS system.

ShortPath

Data Type: String

Returns a DOS 8.3 folder name. May not work on an NTFS system.

Size

Data Type: Variant

Returns the complete size of all files, subfolders, and their contents in the folder structure, starting with the current folder.

SubFolders

Data Type: Folders collection object

Returns a Folders collection object representing all subfolders within the current folder.

Type

Data Type: String

Doesn't appear to be fully implemented; always returns "File Folder."

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Copy CreateTextFile Delete Move

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