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How to get File Name from Full file Path

, 14 Jul 2010 CPOL 13.7K 1
imports system.iodim Filename as string = "C:\Users\Sony\Desktop\Readme.txt"dim FileInfo as new fileinfo(filename)'this gets the filename and extension e.g. readme.txtmessagebox.show (Fileinfo.name)'this gets the extensionmessagebox.show (Fileinfo.extension)'this gets the...
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imports system.io
 
dim Filename as string = "C:\Users\Sony\Desktop\Readme.txt"
dim FileInfo as new fileinfo(filename)
 
'this gets the filename and extension e.g. readme.txt
messagebox.show (Fileinfo.name)
 
'this gets the extension
messagebox.show (Fileinfo.extension)
 
'this gets the directory name
messagebox.show (Fileinfo.Directory)
 
fileinfo = nothing 'i prefer to destory objects rather than waiting for the garbage collector

But you can get more information from the full filename such as:

1. Creation time
2. If the file exists
3. Readonly
4. Last Accesstimes and Writetimes

This is what I would call better file based.

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Generalyou comment is taken but I used that method as the rountine ... Pin
Simon_Whale14-Jul-10 4:58
memberSimon_Whale14-Jul-10 4:58 
GeneralReason for my vote of 1 It is better to call a Static method... Pin
KunalChowdhury14-Jul-10 2:32
mvpKunalChowdhury14-Jul-10 2:32 
Reason for my vote of 1
It is better to call a Static method whenever require, instead of creating an instance of FileInfo.

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