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VirtualPathUtility.GetFileName Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Retrieves the file name of the file that is referenced in the virtual path.

Namespace: System.Web
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public static string GetFileName (
	string virtualPath
public static String GetFileName (
	String virtualPath
public static function GetFileName (
	virtualPath : String
) : String



The virtual path.

Return Value

The file name literal after the last directory character in virtualPath; otherwise, an empty string (""), if the last character of virtualPath is a directory or volume separator character.

Exception typeCondition


virtualPath contains one or more characters that are not valid, as defined in InvalidPathChars.

If the virtual path that is passed into the GetFileName method is "/images/image1.gif", the returned file name is "image1.gif".

The following code example demonstrates how to use the GetFileName, GetExtension, and GetDirectory methods.

StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
String pathstring = Context.Request.FilePath.ToString();
sb.Append("Current file path = " + pathstring + "<br>");
sb.Append("File name = " + VirtualPathUtility.GetFileName(pathstring).ToString() + "<br>");
sb.Append("File extension = " + VirtualPathUtility.GetExtension(pathstring).ToString() + "<br>");
sb.Append("Directory = " + VirtualPathUtility.GetDirectory(pathstring).ToString() + "<br>");

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0