GetFileName Method

Path.GetFileName Method

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Returns the file name and extension of the specified path string.

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

Public Shared Function GetFileName ( _
	path As String _
) As String


Type: System.String
The path string from which to obtain the file name and extension.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String consisting of the characters after the last directory character in path. If the last character of path is a directory or volume separator character, this method returns Empty. If path is Nothing, this method returns Nothing.


path contains one or more of the invalid characters defined in GetInvalidPathChars.

The returned value is Nothing if the file path is Nothing.

The separator characters used to determine the start of the file name are DirectorySeparatorChar and AltDirectorySeparatorChar.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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