ItemCmdletProvider.ExpandPath Method

Expands a provider path that contains wildcards to a list of provider paths. This method is called only for providers that declare ExpandWildcards capabilities. This method is introduced in Windows PowerShell 2.0.

Namespace: System.Management.Automation.Provider
Assembly: System.Management.Automation (in System.Management.Automation.dll)
Dim path As String
Dim returnValue As String()

returnValue = Me.ExpandPath(path)
protected virtual string[] ExpandPath (
	string path
protected String[] ExpandPath (
	String path
protected function ExpandPath (
	path : String
) : String[]



The provider path to expand. Expansion must be consistent with the functionality of the WildcardPattern class.

Return Value

Returns String that contains a list of provider paths that this path expands to. All returned paths must exist.
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


Target Platforms

Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Windows CE, Windows Server 2008, Windows 98 Second Edition, Pocket PC, Smart Phone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, Windows Developer Preview, Windows Server Developer Preview

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