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FileDialog.ValidateNames Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the dialog box accepts only valid Win32 file names.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public bool ValidateNames { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the dialog box accepts only valid Win32 file names; otherwise, false. The default value is true.

If the edit control contains anything but spaces when the user clicks OK, the dialog box returns the file name, whether it is valid or not. No default extension is added to the text.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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

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