Data Type: FileSystemObject object
A FileSystemObject object.
Returns a system-generated temporary file or folder name.
GetTempName doesn’t create a temporary file or folder; it simply provides a name you can use with the CreateTextFile method.
As a general rule, you shouldn’t create your own temporary filenames. Windows provides an algorithm within the Windows API to generate the special temporary file and folder names so that it can recognize them later.
If you are calling GetTempName as the first step in creating a temporary file, you can also call the GetSpecialFolder method to retrieve the path of the temporary directory, as follows:
Const TemporaryFolder = 2 Dim oFS, sTempPath Set oFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") sTempPath = oFS.GetSpecialFolder(TemporaryFolder)
You can then form the complete path to the temporary folder as follows:
<CODE>sFullPath = sTempPath & "' & sTempFileName