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VirtualPathUtility.GetFileName Method

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


Type: System.String

The virtual path.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The file name literal after the last directory character in virtualPath; otherwise, the last directory name if the last character of virtualPath is a directory or volume separator character.


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 />");

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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