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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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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