Path.GetRandomFileName Path.GetRandomFileName Path.GetRandomFileName Path.GetRandomFileName Method

Definition

Returns a random folder name or file name.

public:
 static System::String ^ GetRandomFileName();
public static string GetRandomFileName ();
static member GetRandomFileName : unit -> string
Public Shared Function GetRandomFileName () As String

Returns

A random folder name or file name.

Examples

The following example show output from the GetRandomFileName method.

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            string result = Path.GetRandomFileName();
            Console.WriteLine("Random file name is " + result);
        }
    }
}

/*

 This code produces output similar to the following:

 Random file name is w143kxnu.idj
 Press any key to continue . . .
 
 */
Imports System.IO

Module Module1

    Sub Main()
        Dim result = Path.GetRandomFileName()
        Console.WriteLine("Random file name is " + result)
    End Sub

End Module

' This code produces output similar to the following:

' Random file name is w143kxnu.idj
' Press any key to continue . . .

Remarks

The GetRandomFileName method returns a cryptographically strong, random string that can be used as either a folder name or a file name. Unlike GetTempFileName, GetRandomFileName does not create a file. When the security of your file system is paramount, this method should be used instead of GetTempFileName.

Applies to