GetBaseName Method

Returns a string containing the base name of the last component, less any file extension, in a path.



  • object
    Required. Always the name of a FileSystemObject.

  • path
    Required. The path specification for the component whose base name is to be returned.


The GetBaseName method returns a zero-length string ("") if no component matches the path argument.


The GetBaseName method works only on the provided path string. It does not attempt to resolve the path, nor does it check for the existence of the specified path.

The following example illustrates the use of the GetBaseName method.

function ShowBaseName(filespec)
   var fso, s = "";
   fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
   s += fso.GetBaseName(filespec);
Function GetTheBase(filespec)
   Dim fso
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   GetTheBase = fso.GetBaseName(filespec)
End Function

Applies To:

FileSystemObject Object

See Also


GetAbsolutePathName Method

GetDrive Method

GetDriveName Method

GetExtensionName Method

GetFile Method

GetFileName Method

GetFileVersion Method

GetFolder Method

GetParentFolderName Method

GetSpecialFolder Method

GetTempName Method