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Changing filename inside a directory RRS feed

  • Question

  • using vb.net 2005.  how do i change the name of a file inside a directory?  I want to change the name of the file and save that change so the file will have a new name. thanks.
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 6:17 PM

Answers

  • You can use the Move method to move the file from one name to another.. this is the same as renaming...

     

    The My namespace also has a method for renaming files. They both do the same thing..

     

    Code Snippet

    System.IO.File.Move("C:\somedirectory\somefile.txt", "C:\somedirectory\somefilenewname.txt")

    My.Computer.FileSystem.RenameFile("C:\somedirectory\somefile.txt", "C:\somedirectory\somefilenewname.txt")

     

    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 6:47 PM
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