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FileInfo.Name Property

Gets the name of the file.

[Visual Basic]
Overrides Public ReadOnly Property Name As String
[C#]
public override string Name {get;}
[C++]
public: __property String* get_Name();
[JScript]
public override function get Name() : String;

Property Value

The name of the file.

Remarks

For an example of using this property, see the Example section below. The following table lists examples of other typical or related I/O tasks.

To do this... See the example in this topic...
Create a text file. Writing Text to a File
Write to a text file. Writing Text to a File
Read from a text file. Reading Text from a File
Append text to a file. Opening and Appending to a Log File

File.AppendText

FileInfo.AppendText

Retrieve a file extension. Path.GetExtension
Retrieve the fully qualified path of a file. Path.GetFullPath
Retrieve the file name and extension from a path. Path.GetFileName
Change the extension of a file. Path.ChangeExtension
Retrieve only the directory name from a path. Path.GetDirectoryName

Example

The following example uses the Name property to display the names of files in the current directory.

[Visual Basic] 
Imports System
Imports System.IO

Public Class NameTest
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        ' Create a reference to the current directory.
        Dim di As New DirectoryInfo(Environment.CurrentDirectory)
        ' Create an array representing the files in the current directory.
        Dim fi As FileInfo() = di.GetFiles()
        Console.WriteLine("The following files exist in the current directory:")
        ' Print out the names of the files in the current directory.
        Dim fiTemp As FileInfo
        For Each fiTemp In fi
            Console.WriteLine(fiTemp.Name)
        Next fiTemp
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'NameTest

[C#] 
using System;
using System.IO;

public class NameTest 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
        // Create a reference to the current directory.
        DirectoryInfo di = new DirectoryInfo(Environment.CurrentDirectory);
        // Create an array representing the files in the current directory.
        FileInfo[] fi = di.GetFiles();
        Console.WriteLine("The following files exist in the current directory:");
        // Print out the names of the files in the current directory.
        foreach (FileInfo fiTemp in fi)
            Console.WriteLine(fiTemp.Name);
    }
}

[C++] 
#using <mscorlib.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;

int main() {
    // Create a reference to the current directory.
    DirectoryInfo* di = new DirectoryInfo(Environment::CurrentDirectory);
    // Create an array representing the files in the current directory.
    FileInfo* fi[] = di->GetFiles();
    Console::WriteLine(S"The following files exist in the current directory:");
    // Print out the names of the files in the current directory.
    Collections::IEnumerator* myEnum = fi->GetEnumerator();
    while (myEnum->MoveNext()) {
        FileInfo* fiTemp = __try_cast<FileInfo*>(myEnum->Current);
        Console::WriteLine(fiTemp->Name);
    }
}

[JScript] 
import System;
import System.IO;

public class NameTest {
    public static function Main() : void {

        // Create a reference to the current directory.
        var di : DirectoryInfo = new DirectoryInfo(Environment.CurrentDirectory);

        // Create an array representing the files in the current directory.
        var fi : FileInfo[] = di.GetFiles();

        Console.WriteLine("The following files exist in the current directory:");

        // Print out the names of the files in the current directory.
        for (var i : int in fi)
            Console.WriteLine(fi[i]);
    }
}
NameTest.Main();

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

FileInfo Class | FileInfo Members | System.IO Namespace | Working with I/O | Reading Text from a File | Writing Text to a File

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