ArcObjects Library Reference (System)  

FileNames CoClass

FileNames object maintains an array of file paths.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux


Interfaces Description
IFileNames Provides access to members that control an array of filenames.
IFileNames2 Provides access to retrieve subsets based on extension.


The FileNames object is used by several interfaces including IWorkspaceFactory and IGxObjectFactory to determine whether a set of files conform to a particular data source.

FileNames offers some advanced file-specific array methods through its IFileNames2 interface.

The FileNames object is not associated with the FileName object which performs a specific role as a Name object.