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Path.HasExtension Method

Determines whether a path includes a file name extension.

Namespace: System.IO
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static bool HasExtension (
	string path
)
public static boolean HasExtension (
	String path
)
public static function HasExtension (
	path : String
) : boolean
Not applicable.

Parameters

path

The path to search for an extension.

Return Value

true if the characters that follow the last directory separator (\\ or /) or volume separator (:) in the path include a period (.) followed by one or more characters; otherwise, false.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentException

path contains one or more of the invalid characters defined in GetInvalidPathChars.

Starting from the end of path, this method searches for a period (.) followed by at least one character. If this pattern is found before a DirectorySeparatorChar, AltDirectorySeparatorChar, or VolumeSeparatorChar character is encountered, this method returns true.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the HasExtension method.

string fileName1 = "myfile.ext";
string fileName2 = @"mydir\myfile";
string path = @"C:\mydir.ext\";
bool result;

result = Path.HasExtension(fileName1);
Console.WriteLine("HasExtension('{0}') returns {1}", 
    fileName1, result);

result = Path.HasExtension(fileName2);
Console.WriteLine("HasExtension('{0}') returns {1}", 
    fileName2, result);

result = Path.HasExtension(path);
Console.WriteLine("HasExtension('{0}') returns {1}", 
    path, result);

// This code produces output similar to the following:
//
// HasExtension('myfile.ext') returns True
// HasExtension('mydir\myfile') returns False
// HasExtension('C:\mydir.ext\') returns False

String fileName1 = "myfile.ext";
String fileName2 = "mydir\\myfile";
String path = "C:\\mydir.ext\\";
boolean result;

result = Path.HasExtension(fileName1);
Console.WriteLine("HasExtension('{0}') returns {1}", 
    fileName1,System.Convert.ToString(result));

result = Path.HasExtension(fileName2);
Console.WriteLine("HasExtension('{0}') returns {1}", 
    fileName2, System.Convert.ToString(result));

result = Path.HasExtension(path);
Console.WriteLine("HasExtension('{0}') returns {1}", 
    path, System.Convert.ToString(result));

var fileName1 : String = "myfile.ext";
var fileName2 : String  = "mydir\\myfile";
var path : String = "C:\\mydir.ext\\";
var result : boolean;

result = Path.HasExtension(fileName1);
Console.WriteLine("HasExtension('{0}') returns {1}", 
                  fileName1, result);

result = Path.HasExtension(fileName2);
Console.WriteLine("HasExtension('{0}') returns {1}", 
                  fileName2, result);

result = Path.HasExtension(path);
Console.WriteLine("HasExtension('{0}') returns {1}", 
                  path, result);

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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