Dropbox API Getting file metadata

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Handling the error when getting metadata for a non-existing path using the Dropbox .NET library[edit | edit source]

This example uses the Dropbox .NET library to try to get the metadata for an item at a particular path, and checks for a NotFound error:

try {
    var metadata = await this.client.Files.GetMetadataAsync("/non-existant path");
} catch (Dropbox.Api.ApiException<Dropbox.Api.Files.GetMetadataError> e) {

    if (e.ErrorResponse.IsPath) {
        var pathError = e.ErrorResponse.AsPath.Value;
        if (pathError.IsNotFound) {
            Console.WriteLine ("File or folder not found.");
        } else {
            Console.WriteLine (pathError);
    } else {
        Console.WriteLine (e.ErrorResponse);

Get file metadata for a file, including media information, using the SwiftyDropbox library[edit | edit source]

Dropbox.authorizedClient!.files.getMetadata(path: "/test.jpg", includeMediaInfo: true).response { response, error in
    if let result = response as? Files.FileMetadata {

        if result.mediaInfo != nil {
            switch result.mediaInfo! as Files.MediaInfo {
            case .Pending:
                print("Media info is pending...")
            case .Metadata(let mediaMetadata):
    } else {

Get file metadata for a file, including media information, using curl[edit | edit source]

curl -X POST https://api.dropboxapi.com/2/files/get_metadata \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>" \
    --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
    --data "{\"path\": \"/test.jpg\",\"include_media_info\": true}"

<ACCESS_TOKEN> should be replaced with the OAuth 2 access token.