PathFindExtension function

Searches a path for an extension.

Syntax


PTSTR PathFindExtension(
  _In_  PTSTR pszPath
);

Parameters

pszPath [in]

Type: PTSTR

A pointer to a null-terminated string of maximum length MAX_PATH that contains the path to search, including the extension being searched for.

Return value

Type: PTSTR

Returns the address of the "." that precedes the extension within pszPath if an extension is found, or the address of the terminating null character otherwise.

Remarks

Note that a valid file name extension cannot contain a space. For more information on valid file name extensions, see File Type Handlers.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Shlwapi.h

Library

Shlwapi.lib

DLL

Shlwapi.dll (version 4.71 or later)

Unicode and ANSI names

PathFindExtensionW (Unicode) and PathFindExtensionA (ANSI)

 

 

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