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File properties

File properties

File properties

is there a way i can retrieve all of the file properties from a file - i know how to retrieve the file name and size with the properties of a FileSystemObject, but not how to get other properties, such as the image size or Date Picture Taken from a jpeg imported from a camera. - how do i get a complete list of the properties for a file?

RE: File properties

The following code will fill a list box with all the extended properties that the Shell knows about:


Private Sub Command1_Click()

    Dim i As Long
    Dim objShell As Object
    Dim objFolder As Object
    Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
    Set objFolder = objShell.Namespace("C:\")
    Do Until objFolder.GetDetailsOf(objFolder.Items, i) = ""
        ListBox1.AddItem objFolder.GetDetailsOf(objFolder.Items, i)
        i = i + 1

End Sub

Given a specific named property from this list and a file, we can extract that value of the property (if that particular file supports it ...) something like this:

Debug.Print CreateObject("Shell.Application").Namespace("C:\Downloads").Items.Item("000-012.jpg").ExtendedProperty("Owner")


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