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FileInfo.Name Property

Gets the name of the file.

Namespace:  System.IO
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public override string Name { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the file.

When first called, FileInfo calls Refresh and caches information on the file. On subsequent calls, you must call Refresh to get the latest copy of the information.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

The following example uses the Name property to display the names of files in the current directory.

using System;
using System.IO;

public class NameTest 
    public static void Main() 
        // Create a reference to the current directory.
        DirectoryInfo di = new DirectoryInfo(Environment.CurrentDirectory);
        // Create an array representing the files in the current directory.
        FileInfo[] fi = di.GetFiles();
        Console.WriteLine("The following files exist in the current directory:");
        // Print out the names of the files in the current directory. 
        foreach (FileInfo fiTemp in fi)
//This code produces output similar to the following;  
//results may vary based on the computer/file structure/etc.: 
//The following files exist in the current directory: 

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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