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GetTempFileName Method

FileSystem.GetTempFileName Method

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 " &

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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