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FileDialog.AddExtension Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the dialog box automatically adds an extension to a file name if the user omits the extension.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public bool AddExtension { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the dialog box adds an extension to a file name if the user omits the extension; otherwise, false. The default value is true.

The extension added to a file name depends on the currently selected file filter and the value of the CheckFileExists property.

If the CheckFileExists property is true, the dialog box adds the first extension from the current file filter that matches an existing file. If no files match the current file filter, the dialog box adds the extension specified in the DefaultExt property.

If the CheckFileExists property is false, the dialog box adds the first valid file name extension from the current file filter. If the current file filter contains no valid file name extensions, the dialog box adds the extension specified in the DefaultExt property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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