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Get and Set attributes of a file

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Submitted on: 1/23/2015 3:34:00 AM
By: themaxx (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 2 Users
Compatibility: VB 4.0 (16-bit), VB 4.0 (32-bit), VB 5.0, VB 6.0, VB Script, ASP (Active Server Pages) , VBA MS Access, VBA MS Excel
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     this is an easy code to get and set any file's attibutes (system, hidden, read-only,...) throught the vb function getatr and setattr
 
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'**************************************
' Name: Get and Set attributes of a file
' Description:this is an easy code to get and set any file's attibutes (system, hidden, read-only,...) throught the vb function getatr and setattr
' By: themaxx (from psc cd)
'
' Inputs:- ofthis (string): the full filename
- tothis (long): the number associated with the attr. the correct values are in the code
ex: 44 = archive (32) + volume (8) + system (4)
'
' Returns:getattributes returns a string that contains the attributes
setattributes returns a boolean : true = ok, false = error
'**************************************

'*** Get and Set attributes of o file ***********
'* *
'************************************************
Public Function GetAttributes(OfThis As String) As String
Dim Tmp As VbFileAttribute
Tmp = GetAttr(OfThis)
If Tmp >= vbAlias Then '64
GetAttributes = GetAttributes & " Alias"
Tmp = Tmp - vbAlias
End If
If Tmp >= vbArchive Then ' 32
GetAttributes = GetAttributes & " Archive"
Tmp = Tmp - vbArchive
End If
If Tmp >= vbDirectory Then '16
GetAttributes = GetAttributes & " directory"
Tmp = Tmp - vbDirectory
End If
If Tmp >= vbVolume Then '8
GetAttributes = GetAttributes & " volume"
Tmp = Tmp - vbVolume
End If
If Tmp >= vbSystem Then '4
GetAttributes = GetAttributes & " System"
Tmp = Tmp - vbSystem
End If
If Tmp >= vbHidden Then '2
GetAttributes = GetAttributes & " Hidden"
Tmp = Tmp - vbHidden
End If
If Tmp >= vbReadOnly Then '1
GetAttributes = GetAttributes & " Read Only"
Tmp = Tmp - vbReadOnly
End If
If Tmp = vbNormal Then '0
GetAttributes = GetAttributes & " Normal"
Tmp = Tmp - vbNormal
End If
End Function
Public Function SetAttributes(OfThis As String, ByVal ToThis As VbFileAttribute) As Boolean
 SetAttributes = True
 On Error GoTo errh
 SetAttr OfThis, ToThis
 GoTo fin
errh:
 SetAttributes = False
 Err.Clear
 Exit Function
fin:
 SetAttributes = True
End Function


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