VB.Net program to get attributes of the specified file

Here, we are going to learn how to get attributes of the specified file in VB.Net?
Submitted by Nidhi, on January 10, 2021

Here, we will get attributes of a specified file using the GetAttributes() method of the File class.

File attributes can be the following:

  1. Archive
  2. Compressed
  3. Device
  4. Hidden
  5. ReadOnly etc

Program/Source Code:

The source code to get attributes of the specified file is given below. The given program is compiled and executed successfully.

'VB.Net program to get attributes of the specified file.

Imports System.IO

Module Module1
    Sub Main()
            Dim f As FileAttributes = File.GetAttributes("sample.txt")

            Console.WriteLine("Attributes are :" & f.ToString())

        Catch ex As FileNotFoundException
            Console.WriteLine("File does not exist")
        End Try
    End Sub
End Module


Attributes are :Archive
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In the above program, we created the module Module1 that contains the Main() function. The Main() function is the entry point for the program. Here, we got the attributes of the "sample.txt" file. The GetAttributes() method returns the object of FileAttributes class and then we printed the attributes on the console screen.

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