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GetFileType

The GetFileType function returns the type of the specified file.

VB4-32,5,6
Declare Function GetFileType Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetFileType" (ByVal hFile As Long) As Long

Operating Systems Supported
Requires Windows NT 3.1 or later; Requires Windows 95 or later

Library
Kernel32

Parameter Information
hFile
Identifies an open file handle.

Return Values
The return value is one of the following values:
FILE_TYPE_UNKNOWN
The type of the specified file is unknown.

FILE_TYPE_DISK
The specified file is a disk file.

FILE_TYPE_CHAR
The specified file is a character file, typically an LPT device or a console.

FILE_TYPE_PIPE
The specified file is either a named or anonymous pipe.

Examples

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