Returns the access mode or the file access number of a file that was opened with the Open statement. The file access number is dependent on the operating system (OSH = Operating System Handle).
If you use a 32-Bit operating system, you cannot use the FileAttr function to determine the file access number.
See also: Open
FileAttr (Channel As Integer, Attributes As Integer)
Channel: The number of the file that was opened with the Open statement.
Attributes: Integer expression that indicates the type of file information that you want to return. The following values are possible:
1: FileAttr indicates the access mode of the file.
2: FileAttr returns the file access number of the operating system.
If you specify a parameter attribute with a value of 1, the following return values apply:
1 - INPUT (file open for input)
2 - OUTPUT (file open for output)
4 - RANDOM (file open for random access)
8 - APPEND (file open for appending)
32 - BINARY (file open in binary mode).
Sub ExampleFileAttr Dim iNumber As Integer Dim sLine As String Dim aFile As String aFile = "C:\Users\ThisUser\data.txt" iNumber = Freefile Open aFile For Output As #iNumber Print #iNumber, "This is a line of text" MsgBox FileAttr(#iNumber, 1), 0, "Access mode" MsgBox FileAttr(#iNumber, 2), 0, "File attribute" Close #iNumber End Sub