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FileSystemInfo.Name Property

For files, gets the name of the file. For directories, gets the name of the last directory in the hierarchy if a hierarchy exists. Otherwise, the Name property gets the name of the directory.

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

public abstract string Name { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that is the name of the parent directory, the name of the last directory in the hierarchy, or the name of a file, including the file name extension.

For a directory, Name returns only the name of the parent directory, such as Dir, not c:\Dir. For a subdirectory, Name returns only the name of the subdirectory, such as Sub1, not c:\Dir\Sub1.

For a file, Name returns only the file name and file name extension, such as MyFile.txt, not c:\Dir\Myfile.txt.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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.
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