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