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Extended File Attributes

Posted on 2011-09-10
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Hi,

I require to read and change Extended File Attributes.

Any assistance would be welcome.

A commercial option is acceptable.

Best Wishes

Tony Hunt
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by:gtworek
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You can call GetFileAttributesEx() API function - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa364946(v=VS.85).aspx
Constants for file attributes are defined here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg258117(v=VS.85).aspx
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by:TonyDelphiHunt
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Thank you.

That's a good start.

Unfortunately I require a fully working Delphi solution. My programming experience is very much in the dba and sql area.

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Tony Hunt
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What do you actually need to do? What this part of your app does?
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by:TonyDelphiHunt
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I have some software which stores its data as files and uses the 'Authors' extended attribute to store some useful information.

I would like to be able to retrieve this data. All the functions I have can only retrieve normal attributes, dates, that sort of thing.

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Tony Hunt
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by:gtworek
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Oh I see... I this case my first advice was totally wrong. Sorry. I have no idea how to read it with Delphi.
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Looks like a storage management call will give this to you.
http://www.delphi-central.com/tutorials/File_Summary_Info.aspx

Also, I would be surprised if you weren't able to access this via the WinShell object or WMI code.
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I think that my comment http:#36518953 provided the solution and should be accepted.
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