FileDialog.ValidateNames Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the dialog box accepts only valid Win32 file names.

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

public bool ValidateNames { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_ValidateNames ()

/** @property */
public void set_ValidateNames (boolean value)

public function get ValidateNames () : boolean

public function set ValidateNames (value : boolean)

Property Value

true if the dialog box accepts only valid Win32 file names; otherwise, false. The default value is true.

If the edit control contains anything but spaces when the user clicks OK, the dialog box returns the file name, whether it is valid or not. No default extension is added to the text.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, 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, 1.1, 1.0