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Posted 14 Jul 2010

How to get File Name from Full file Path

, 14 Jul 2010
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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. ('this gets the (Fileinfo.extension)'this gets the...

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 (

'this gets the extension (Fileinfo.extension)

'this gets the directory name (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
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GeneralReason for my vote of 1 It is better to call a Static method... Pin
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