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DirectoryInfo.Name Property

Gets the name of this DirectoryInfo instance.

Namespace:  System.IO
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public override string Name { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The directory name.

This Name property returns only the name of the directory, such as "Bin". To get the full path, such as "c:\public\Bin", use the FullName property.

The Name property of a DirectoryInfo requires no permission (beyond the read permission to the directory necessary to construct the Exists) but can give out the directory name. If it is necessary to hand out a DirectoryInfo to a protected directory with a cryptographically secure name, create a dummy directory for the untrusted code’s use.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

The following example displays the name of the current DirectoryInfo instance only.


using System;
using System.IO;

class GetAName
{
    public static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        DirectoryInfo dir = new DirectoryInfo(".");
        String dirName=dir.Name;
        Console.WriteLine("DirectoryInfo name is {0}.", dirName);
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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