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fMoveFile (Function)
In french: fDéplaceFichier
Moves a file from a directory into another one. The file can be renamed during the move.
Versions 15 and later
Android This function is now available for the Android applications.
New in version 15
Android This function is now available for the Android applications.
Android This function is now available for the Android applications.
Versions 17 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available for Windows Phone applications.
New in version 17
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available for Windows Phone applications.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available for Windows Phone applications.
Versions 18 and later
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
New in version 18
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Versions 22 and later
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 22
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
Example
// Move a file
Res is boolean = fMoveFile("D:\Example\Win1.wdw", "C:\Temp\Window\Win1.wdw")
Syntax
<Result> = fMoveFile(<Path of source file> , <New file path>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the move was performed,
  • False otherwise. To find out the error details, use ErrorInfo associated with the errMessage constant.
<Path of source file>: Character string (with quotes)
Name and full (or relative) path of the file to move (up to 260 characters). A UNC path can be used. The wildcard characters are not allowed.
Versions 15 and later
AndroidAndroid Widget This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: In Android, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories, as well as onto the external memory (SDCard).
New in version 15
AndroidAndroid Widget This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: In Android, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories, as well as onto the external memory (SDCard).
AndroidAndroid Widget This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: In Android, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories, as well as onto the external memory (SDCard).
Windows Mobile This path must be a full path or a UNC path. It cannot be a relative path.
Versions 17 and later
Universal Windows 10 App Windows Phone: This parameter corresponds to a relative path in relation to the current directory. The current directory corresponds to the data directory of application.
Reminder: Only the files found in the data directory associated with the application can be handled.
New in version 17
Universal Windows 10 App Windows Phone: This parameter corresponds to a relative path in relation to the current directory. The current directory corresponds to the data directory of application.
Reminder: Only the files found in the data directory associated with the application can be handled.
Universal Windows 10 App Windows Phone: This parameter corresponds to a relative path in relation to the current directory. The current directory corresponds to the data directory of application.
Reminder: Only the files found in the data directory associated with the application can be handled.
<New file path>: Character string (with quotes)
New name and full (or relative) path of the file (up to 260 characters). A UNC path can be used. The wildcard characters are not allowed.
Versions 15 and later
AndroidAndroid Widget This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: In Android, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories, as well as onto the external memory (SDCard).
New in version 15
AndroidAndroid Widget This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: In Android, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories, as well as onto the external memory (SDCard).
AndroidAndroid Widget This parameter can correspond to a full path or to a relative path in relation to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case sensitive.
Reminder: In Android, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application has the rights to write into its setup directory or into one of its subdirectories, as well as onto the external memory (SDCard).
Windows Mobile This path must be a full path or a UNC path. It cannot be a relative path.
Versions 17 and later
Universal Windows 10 App Windows Phone: This parameter corresponds to a relative path in relation to the current directory. The current directory corresponds to the data directory of application.
Reminder: Only the files found in the data directory associated with the application can be handled.
New in version 17
Universal Windows 10 App Windows Phone: This parameter corresponds to a relative path in relation to the current directory. The current directory corresponds to the data directory of application.
Reminder: Only the files found in the data directory associated with the application can be handled.
Universal Windows 10 App Windows Phone: This parameter corresponds to a relative path in relation to the current directory. The current directory corresponds to the data directory of application.
Reminder: Only the files found in the data directory associated with the application can be handled.
Remarks

Moving or renaming a file

If <Path of source file> and <New file path> contain the same file name but different access paths, fMoveFile moves the file.
If <Path of source file> and <New file path> contain different file names and different paths, fMoveFile moves and renames the file.
Remarks:
  • In Windows, fMoveFile is equivalent to fRename.
  • Versions 15 and later
    AndroidAndroid Widget In Android, a file stored on the external memory (SDCard) cannot be moved to the internal memory of the device (and conversely).
    New in version 15
    AndroidAndroid Widget In Android, a file stored on the external memory (SDCard) cannot be moved to the internal memory of the device (and conversely).
    AndroidAndroid Widget In Android, a file stored on the external memory (SDCard) cannot be moved to the internal memory of the device (and conversely).

Managing the errors

fMoveFile generates an error in the following cases:
  • the file to move does not exist,
  • the file to move is locked,
  • the path of the file to move is invalid,
  • <New file path> or <Path of file to move> is an empty string,
  • the new file already exists.
Component : wd240std.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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