"Folder" Objects Representing File Folders

This section describes Folder object and its properties and methods. A tutorial example is provided on how to list all properties of a file folder.

Folder: An object representing a folder in a file system. It offers the following properties and methods:

The following VBScript example showing you how the Folder object can be used to list all the information about a folder:

<!-- folder_test.html
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<script language="vbscript">
   ' Creating a FileSystemObject object
   set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

   ' Getting a specific folder
   set f = fs.GetFolder("c:\inetpub\wwwroot")
   call displayFolderInfo(f)

   ' Displaying folder information
   sub displayFolderInfo(f)
      document.writeln("Path = " & f.Path)
      document.writeln("Name = " & f.Name)
      document.writeln("Short Name = " & f.ShortName)
      document.writeln("Short Path = " & f.ShortPath)
      document.writeln("Drive = " & f.Drive)
      document.writeln("Size = " & f.Size)
      document.writeln("Attributes = " & f.Attributes)
      document.writeln("Date created = " & f.DateCreated)
      document.writeln("Is Root Folder = " & f.IsRootFolder)
      set l = f.SubFolders
      for each sf in l
         document.writeln("Sub Folder = " & sf.Name)
      set l = f.Files
      for each sf in l
         document.writeln("File = " & sf.Name)
   end sub

When you load this example into IE, you will get a security warning. You can ignore it and get the output:

Tests on the folder tree:
Path = C:\Inetpub\wwwroot
Name = wwwroot
Short Name = wwwroot
Short Path = C:\inetpub\wwwroot
Drive = c:
Size = 439424
Attributes = 48
Date created = 4/19/2000 3:16:15 PM
Is Root Folder = False
Sub Folder = asp
Sub Folder = aspnet_client
Sub Folder = images
Sub Folder = list
Sub Folder = _private
Sub Folder = _vti_cnf
Sub Folder = _vti_log
Sub Folder = _vti_pvt
Sub Folder = _vti_script
Sub Folder = _vti_txt
File = default.asp
File = default.htm
File = hello.asp
File = hello.html
File = help.gif
File = iisstart.asp
File = localstart.asp
File = mmc.gif
File = pageerror.gif
File = postinfo.html
File = print.gif
File = warning.gif
File = web.gif
File = win2000.gif
File = _vti_inf.html

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of VBScript - Visual Basic Scripting Edition

 Variant Data Type, Subtypes, and Literals

 Arithmetic Operations

 Numeric Comparison Operations and Logical Operations

 String Operations - Concatenation and Comparison

 Variable Declaration and Assignment Statement

 Expression and Order of Operation Precedence

 Statement Syntax and Statement Types

 Array Data Type and Related Statements

 Array References and Array Assignment Statements

 Conditional Statements - "If ... Then" and "Select Case"

 Loop Statements - "For", "While", and "Do"

 "Function" and "Sub" Procedures

 Built-in Functions

 Inspecting Variables Received in Procedures

 Error Handling Flag and the "Err" Object

 Regular Expression Pattern Match and Replacement

scrrun.dll - Scripting Runtime DLL Library

 Scripting Runtime DLL Library Overview

 "Dictionary" Objects to Store Keys and Values

 "FileSystemObject" Objects to Manage File Systems

 "Drive" Objects Representing Disk Drives

"Folder" Objects Representing File Folders

 "File" Objects Representing Files

 "TextStream" Objects Representing File Input and Output

 Creating Your Own Classes

 IE Web Browser Supporting VBScript

 IIS ASP Server Supporting VBScript

 WSH (Windows Script Host)


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