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FileSystem.GetName Method

Parses the file name out of the path provided.

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

public static string GetName(
	string path


Type: System.String
Required. Path to be parsed. String.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The file name from the specified path.

This is a string operation; the FileSystem is not examined.

The GetName method ignores a slash mark occurring at the end of the path.

The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer.FileSystem.GetFileName method.

The following example parses a file path and returns the name of the file.

MsgBox("The filename is: " &

Replace the path C:\Testdirectory\Testfile with the path you wish to parse.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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