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FileSystemProxy.GetTempFileName Method

Creates a uniquely named zero-byte temporary file on disk and returns the full path of that file.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public string GetTempFileName()

Return Value

Type: System.String
String containing the full path of the temporary file.

This method can be used to create a temporary file.

This example creates a temp file and returns its path.

MsgBox("The file is located at " &

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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