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ItemCmdletProvider.ExpandPath Method (String)


Updated: April 27, 2016

Applies To: Windows PowerShell

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)

protected virtual string[] ExpandPath(
	string path


Type: System.String

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

Return Value

Type: System.String[]

Returns String that contains a list of provider paths that this path expands to. All returned paths must exist.

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