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ShortName Property

Returns the short name used by programs that require the earlier 8.3 naming convention.



The object is always a File or Folder object.

The following code illustrates the use of the ShortName property with a File object:

function ShowShortName(filespec)
   var fso, f, s;
   fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
   f = fso.GetFile(filespec);
   s = "The short name for " + "" + f.Name;
   s += "" + "<br>";
   s += "is: " + "" + f.ShortName + "";
Function ShowShortName(filespec)
   Dim fso, f, s
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   Set f = fso.GetFile(filespec)
   s = "The short name for "   & UCase(f.Name) & "<BR>"
   s = s & "is: " & f.ShortName 
   ShowShortName = s
End Function

Applies To:

File Object| Folder Object

See Also


Attributes Property

DateCreated Property

DateLastAccessed Property

DateLastModified Property

Drive Property

Files Property (FileSystemObject)

IsRootFolder Property

Name Property (FileSystemObject)

ParentFolder Property

Path Property (FileSystemObject)

ShortPath Property

Size Property

SubFolders Property

Type Property