Attachment.Name Property


Gets or sets the MIME content type name value in the content type associated with this attachment.

Namespace:   System.Net.Mail
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public string Name { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

A String that contains the value for the content type name represented by the ContentType.Name property.

Exception Condition

The value specified for a set operation is null.


The value specified for a set operation is Empty ("").

The Name property is used in the Content-Type header generated for this attachment. The Name is displayed as the attachment’s name when the email with the attachment is received. A grammar that details the syntax of the Content-Type header is described in RFC 2045 Section 5.1. RFC 2046 provides detailed information about MIME media types and their parameters. These RFCs are available at

The following code example demonstrates how to display information about an attachment.

public static void DisplayFileAttachment(Attachment a)
	Console.WriteLine("Content Disposition {0}", a.ContentDisposition.ToString());
	Console.WriteLine("Content Type {0}", a.ContentType.ToString());
	Console.WriteLine("Name {0}", a.Name);

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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