FileSystem.GetTempFileName Method ()


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Creates a uniquely named zero-byte temporary file on disk and returns the full path of that file.

Namespace:   Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public static string GetTempFileName()

Return Value

Type: System.String

String containing the full path of the temporary file.

This method can be used to create a temporary file.

This example creates a temp file and returns its path.

MsgBox("The file is located at " &


Controls the ability to access files and folders. Associated enumeration: Unrestricted.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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