Check if file is empty or size 0 under local storage in windows 8.1 application using C# RRS feed

  • Question

  • How to check if file is empty in C# for a windows 8.1 application?

    I did try Fileinfo but it doesn't seem to be supported in windows 8.1 applications.

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:27 AM


All replies

  • Open file to StorageFile object. Then get basic properties of the file via StorageFile.GetBasicPropertiesAsync method. You can check the file size by BasicProperties.Size property.


    MSDN forum: How can I get a file's size

    • Edited by Bo Song Wednesday, July 9, 2014 1:29 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mahagh Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:19 AM
    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 1:29 PM
  • I did try this. But it is giving always size=0 even when file isn't.
    Friday, July 11, 2014 6:56 AM
  • Hi,

    When I use the codes in my project:

    StorageFile file = await Windows.Storage.KnownFolders
                BasicProperties basicProperties = await file.GetBasicPropertiesAsync();
                var Size = basicProperties.Size;

    I can get right file size whennever the file is empty or not. If the file is empty, the file size is zero. If the file is not empty, I can get the right file size.

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    Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:54 AM