SetAttr Statement

Sets the attribute information for a specified file.

Syntax:


SetAttr FileName As String, Attribute As Integer

Parameters:

FileName: Name of the file, including the path, that you want to test attributes of. If you do not enter a path, SetAttr searches for the file in the current directory. You can also use URL notation.

Attribute: Bit pattern defining the attributes that you want to set or to clear:

Value

Named constant

Value

Definition

ATTR_NORMAL

0

Normal files.

ATTR_READONLY

1

Read-only files.

ATTR_HIDDEN

2

Hidden file


You can set multiple attributes by combining the respective values with a logic OR statement.

Error codes:

5 Invalid procedure call

53 File not found

70 Access denied

Example:


Sub ExampleSetGetAttr
 On Error Goto ErrorHandler REM Define target for error-handler
 If Dir("C:\test",16)="" Then MkDir "C:\test"
 If Dir("C:\test\autoexec.sav")="" Then FileCopy "c:\autoexec.bat", "c:\test\autoexec.sav"
 SetAttr "c:\test\autoexec.sav" ,0
 FileCopy "c:\autoexec.bat", "c:\test\autoexec.sav"
 SetAttr "c:\test\autoexec.sav" , ATTR_READONLY
 Print GetAttr( "c:\test\autoexec.sav" )
 End
ErrorHandler:
 Print Error
 End
End Sub

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