GetFileTime Method  

Returns the modification date and time for specified file on the server.


object.GetFileTime( RemoteFile, FileDate )


A string that specifies the name of the file on the server. The filename cannot contain any wildcard characters and must follow the naming conventions of the operating system the server is hosted on.
A variable that will be set to the date and time that the file was last modified. The variable's data type may either be a Variant, String or Date.

Return Value

A value of zero is returned if the operation was successful, otherwise a non-zero error code is returned which indicates the cause of the failure.


The GetFileTime method uses the MTDM command to determine the modification time for the file. If the server does not support this command, the function will attempt to use the STAT command to determine the file modification time. You can use the Features property to determine what features are available and/or enabled on the server.

The Localize property will determine if the returned file time is adjusted for the local timezone.


The following example demonstrates how to retrieve the size a file on the server:

Dim dateFileTime As Date

nError = FileTransfer1.GetFileTime(strFileName, dateFileTime)
If nError > 0 Then
    MsgBox FileTransfer1.LastErrorString, vbExclamation
    Exit Sub
End If

MsgBox strFileName & " was modified on " & dateFileTime

See Also

Features Property, Localize Property, GetFileStatus Method, GetFileSize Method, SetFileTime Method