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Path.GetRandomFileName Method

Returns a random folder name or file name.

Namespace: System.IO
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static string GetRandomFileName ()
public static String GetRandomFileName ()
public static function GetRandomFileName () : String
Not applicable.

Return Value

A random folder name or file name.

The GetRandomFileName method returns a cryptographically strong, random string that can be used as either a folder name or a file name. Unlike GetTempFileName, GetRandomFileName does not create a file. When the security of your file system is paramount, this method should be used instead of GetTempFileName.

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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