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FileNameEditor Class

Provides a user interface for selecting a file name.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms.Design
Assembly: System.Design (in

public class FileNameEditor : UITypeEditor
public class FileNameEditor extends UITypeEditor
public class FileNameEditor extends UITypeEditor
Not applicable.

FileNameEditor provides a file selection dialog box for file name selection and editing.

Notes to Inheritors: You may inherit from this class to provide your own title for the dialog and your own file list filter extensions.

The following code example uses an EditorAttribute to associate the FileNameEditor with a property.

[EditorAttribute(typeof(System.Windows.Forms.Design.FileNameEditor), typeof(System.Drawing.Design.UITypeEditor))]
public string testFilename
        return filename;
        filename = value;
private string filename;       

/** @attribute EditorAttribute(System.Windows.Forms.Design.FileNameEditor.
    class, System.Drawing.Design.UITypeEditor.class)
/** @property 
public String get_TestFilename()
    return fileName;
} //get_TestFilename

/** @property 
public void set_TestFilename(String value)
    fileName = value;
} //set_TestFilename

private String fileName;


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0