DirectoryInfo.Name Property

 

Gets the name of this DirectoryInfo instance.

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

Public Overrides ReadOnly Property Name As String

Property Value

Type: System.String

The directory name.

This Name property returns only the name of the directory, such as "Bin". To get the full path, such as "c:\public\Bin", use the FullName property.

The Name property of a DirectoryInfo requires no permission (beyond the read permission to the directory necessary to construct the Exists) but can give out the directory name. If it is necessary to hand out a DirectoryInfo to a protected directory with a cryptographically secure name, create a dummy directory for the untrusted code’s use.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

The following example displays the name of the current DirectoryInfo instance only.

Imports System
Imports System.IO

Class GetAName
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim dir As New DirectoryInfo(".")
        Dim dirName As String = dir.Name
        Console.WriteLine("DirectoryInfo name is {0}.", dirName)
    End Sub

End Class

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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