Extract Method

Returns an instance of BasicFileInfo filled with basic information about a Revit file located at the given file-path

Namespace: Autodesk.Revit.DB
Assembly: RevitAPI (in RevitAPI.dll) Version: (
Since: 2013


public static BasicFileInfo Extract(
	string file
Visual Basic
Public Shared Function Extract ( _
	file As String _
) As BasicFileInfo
Visual C++
static BasicFileInfo^ Extract(
	String^ file


Type: System String
The full path to the file to be queried, including project (.rvt) and family (.rfa) files.

Return Value

If successful, basic file data.


Exception Condition
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions ArgumentNullException A non-optional argument was NULL
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions FileArgumentNotFoundException The file doesn't exist.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions InvalidOperationException The file is a newer format file where the structure of the BasicFileInfo storage has changed, or the file is saved in very old version of Revit without basic file data.

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