A File object represents a file. The members of the File class are listed in Section .
The Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileSystem class has members that duplicate much of the functionality of the File class. One significant omission from the FileSystem class is that there is no Exists method. Consequently, the File.Exists method is documented in its own entry.
All of the methods of the File class are shared. Consequently, you
don’t need to instantiate a
object to access File class methods; you can simply reference the
File class itself.