Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension Method (String)


Returns the file name of the specified path string without the extension.

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

public static string GetFileNameWithoutExtension(
	string path


Type: System.String

The path of the file.

Return Value

Type: System.String

The string returned by GetFileName, minus the last period (.) and all characters following it.

Exception Condition

path contains one or more of the invalid characters defined in GetInvalidPathChars.

This method does not verify that the path or file name exists.

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

The following code example demonstrates a use of the GetFileNameWithoutExtension method.

string fileName = @"C:\mydir\myfile.ext";
string path = @"C:\mydir\";
string result;

result = Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(fileName);
Console.WriteLine("GetFileNameWithoutExtension('{0}') returns '{1}'", 
    fileName, result);

result = Path.GetFileName(path);
Console.WriteLine("GetFileName('{0}') returns '{1}'", 
    path, result);

// This code produces output similar to the following:
// GetFileNameWithoutExtension('C:\mydir\myfile.ext') returns 'myfile'
// GetFileName('C:\mydir\') returns ''

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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