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GetDiskFreeSpaceEx (coredll)

coredll is for smart devices, not desktop Windows. Therefore, this information only applies to code using the .NET Compact Framework. To see if information for GetDiskFreeSpaceEx in other DLLs exists, click on Find References to the right.

Retrieves information about the amount of space available on a disk volume.

C# Signature:

[DllImport("coredll.dll", SetLastError=true, CharSet=CharSet.Auto)]
[return: MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.Bool)]
   static extern bool GetDiskFreeSpaceEx(string lpDirectoryName,
   out ulong lpFreeBytesAvailable,
   out ulong lpTotalNumberOfBytes,
   out ulong lpTotalNumberOfFreeBytes);

VB.Net Signature:

    <DllImport("coredll.dll", EntryPoint:="GetDiskFreeSpaceEx", SetLastError:=True, CharSet:=CharSet.Auto)> _
    Private Shared Function GetDiskFreeSpaceEx( _
    ByVal lpDirectoryName As String, _
    ByRef lpFreeBytesAvailable As ULong, _
    ByRef lpTotalNumberOfBytes As ULong, _
    ByRef lpTotalNumberOfFreeBytes As ULong) As Boolean
    End Function


   Private Declare Function GetDiskFreeSpaceEx _
   Lib "kernel32" _
   Alias "GetDiskFreeSpaceExA" _
  (ByVal lpDirectoryName As String, _
  ByRef lpFreeBytesAvailableToCaller As Long, _
  ByRef lpTotalNumberOfBytes As Long, _
  ByRef lpTotalNumberOfFreeBytes As Long) As Long

User-Defined Types:




Tips & Tricks:

VB.NET does not require "\\" to specify "\", so for example in VB on a device

        iret = GetDiskFreeSpaceEx("\", Freebytes, TotalBytes, TotalFreebytes)

Sample Code:

ulong FreeBytesAvailable;
ulong TotalNumberOfBytes;
ulong TotalNumberOfFreeBytes;

bool success = GetDiskFreeSpaceEx("C:\\", out FreeBytesAvailable, out TotalNumberOfBytes,
                   out TotalNumberOfFreeBytes);
if (!success)
    throw new System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception();

Console.WriteLine("Free Bytes Available:      {0,15:D}", FreeBytesAvailable);
Console.WriteLine("Total Number Of Bytes:     {0,15:D}", TotalNumberOfBytes);
Console.WriteLine("Total Number Of FreeBytes: {0,15:D}", TotalNumberOfFreeBytes);


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