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FileDialog.FileName Property

Gets or sets a string containing the file name selected in the file dialog box.

[Visual Basic]
Public Property FileName As String
public string FileName {get; set;}
public: __property String* get_FileName();
public: __property void set_FileName(String*);
public function get FileName() : String;
public function set FileName(String);

Property Value

The file name selected in the file dialog box. The default value is an empty string ("").


The file name includes both the file path and the extension. If no files are selected, this method returns an empty string ("").

When used from the SaveFileDialog class, this property represents the file being saved; when used from the OpenFileDialog class, it represents the file being opened.

This property can only be the name of one selected file. If you want to return an array containing the names of all selected files in a multiple-selection dialog box, use FileNames.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

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See Also

FileDialog Class | FileDialog Members | System.Windows.Forms Namespace | FileNames | SaveFileDialog | OpenFileDialog