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ExternalStorage.GetExternalStorageDevicesAsync Method

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gets the SD cards that are inserted in the phone.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Phone.Storage
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)


Public Shared Function GetExternalStorageDevicesAsync As Task(Of IEnumerable(Of ExternalStorageDevice))
public static Task<IEnumerable<ExternalStorageDevice>> GetExternalStorageDevicesAsync()

Return Value

Type: System.Threading.Tasks..::.Task<(Of <(IEnumerable<(Of <(ExternalStorageDevice>)>)>)>)
The task that returns ExternalStorageDevice objects.



In this release, this method returns no more than one SD card.

Your app must register for a file association in the app manifest file to declare what file types (extensions) can be read from the SD card. For more info, see Auto-launching apps using file and URI associations for Windows Phone 8.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

See Also


ExternalStorage Class

Microsoft.Phone.Storage Namespace