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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
)

Parameters

path
Type: System.String

The path to search for an extension.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
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.
ExceptionCondition
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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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