GetSearchResultAttributes Method

Retrieves the attributes of a vault item found during a search operation.


int GetSearchResultAttributes(qint64 lSearchHandle);


This method retrieves the attributes of a vault item (file, directory, symbolic link, or alternate stream) found via FindFirst/FindFirstByQuery/FindNext as part of the search operation identified by SearchHandle. Please refer to those methods' documentation for more information.

The value passed for SearchHandle must be a search operation handle returned by FindFirst or FindFirstByQuery.

The vault item's attributes are returned as a 32-bit integer composed of one or more of the following values:

CBFSSTORAGE_FATTR_FILE0x00000001The entry is a file.

CBFSSTORAGE_FATTR_DIRECTORY0x00000002The entry is a directory.

CBFSSTORAGE_FATTR_DATA_STREAM0x00000004The entry is an alternate data stream.

CBFSSTORAGE_FATTR_COMPRESSED0x00000008The file or stream is compressed.

CBFSSTORAGE_FATTR_ENCRYPTED0x00000010The file or stream is encrypted.

CBFSSTORAGE_FATTR_SYMLINK0x00000020The entry is a symbolic link.

CBFSSTORAGE_FATTR_READONLY0x00000040The file is read-only.

This attribute is not used by CBFS Storage, but it can be set and retrieved.

CBFSSTORAGE_FATTR_ARCHIVE0x00000080The file requires archiving.

This attribute is not used by CBFS Storage, but it can be set and retrieved.

CBFSSTORAGE_FATTR_HIDDEN0x00000100The file is hidden.

This attribute is not used by CBFS Storage, but it can be set and retrieved.

CBFSSTORAGE_FATTR_SYSTEM0x00000200The file is a system file.

This attribute is not used by CBFS Storage, but it can be set and retrieved.

CBFSSTORAGE_FATTR_TEMPORARY0x00000400The file is temporary.

This attribute is not used by CBFS Storage, but it can be set and retrieved.

CBFSSTORAGE_FATTR_DELETE_ON_CLOSE0x00000800The file should be deleted when the last handle to the file is closed.

This attribute is currently not supported by CBFS Storage.





CBFSSTORAGE_FATTR_NO_USER_CHANGE0x0000F03FA mask which includes all attributes that cannot be changed.

Applications cannot use the SetFileAttributes method to directly change any of the following attributes: FILE, DIRECTORY, DATA_STREAM, COMPRESSED, ENCRYPTED, SYMLINK, RESERVED_0, RESERVED_1, RESERVED_2, RESERVED_3.

CBFSSTORAGE_FATTR_USER_DEFINED0x7FF00000A mask for application-defined attributes.

Applications can use the SetFileAttributes method to set custom attributes, so long as their values are covered by this mask.

CBFSSTORAGE_FATTR_ANY_FILE0x7FFFFFFFA mask which includes any and all attributes.

However, if attributes were not requested as part of the specified search operation (by passing either 0 or a value including CBFSSTORAGE_FF_NEED_ATTRIBUTES for the FindFirst/FindFirstByQuery method's Flags parameter), this method will always return 0. Please refer to the documentation for these methods for more information.

Note: This method can only be called when Active is true.

Error Handling

This method returns an Integer value; after it returns, call the GetLastErrorCode() method to obtain its result code; 0 indicates success, while a non-zero error code indicates that this method encountered an error during its execution. If an error occurs, the GetLastError() method can be called to retrieve the associated error message.

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