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ExternalStorageDevice.GetFileAsync Method

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

Gets a single file from the current SD card using the specified path.

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


Public Function GetFileAsync ( _
    filePath As String _
) As Task(Of ExternalStorageFile)
public Task<ExternalStorageFile> GetFileAsync(
    string filePath


  • filePath
    Type: System..::.String
    The path of the file, relative to the root folder.

Return Value

Type: System.Threading.Tasks..::.Task<(Of <(ExternalStorageFile>)>)
The task that returns the ExternalStorageFile object.


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


ExternalStorageDevice Class

Microsoft.Phone.Storage Namespace