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FileSystem.GetName Method

Parses the file name out of the path provided.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)
public static string GetName(
	string path


Type: System.String

Required. Path to be parsed. String.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The file name from the specified path.

This is a string operation; the FileSystem is not examined.

The GetName method ignores a slash mark occurring at the end of the path.

The following table lists an example of a task involving the My.Computer.FileSystem.GetFileName method.

The following example parses a file path and returns the name of the file.

MsgBox("The filename is: " &

Replace the path C:\Testdirectory\Testfile with the path you wish to parse.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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