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The GetFileSizeEx function retrieves the size, in bytes, of a specified file.

Declare Function GetFileSizeEx Lib "kernel32" (ByVal hFile As Long, lpFileSize As Currency) As Boolean


Operating Systems Supported
Requires Windows 2000 or later; Win9x/ME: Not supported


Parameter Information
- hFile
[in] Handle to the file whose size is to be returned. The handle must have been created with either GENERIC_READ or GENERIC_WRITE access to the file.

- lpFileSize
[out] Pointer to a LARGE_INTEGER structure that receives the file size.

Return Values
If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Last update: 07 April 2006