VB.NET Path.GetExtension: File ExtensionGet the file extension of a path String. The extension includes the leading period.
File extension. A file has an optional extension—it occurs at the end of the file name. With the VB.NET Path.GetExtension Function we acquire the extension.
Function notes. We then make decisions based on the result String of Path.GetExtension. This function has some interesting behavior.
In this example, you can see that the string literal contains a Windows file system path. Next, the extension is extracted by invoking the Path.GetExtension method.
Finally The program shows exactly what the extension is. The period is included at the start of the three-character extension.
Imports System.IO Module Module1 Sub Main() ' Input path. Dim p As String = "C:\Users\Sam\Documents\Test.txt" ' Get extension. Dim extension As String = Path.GetExtension(p) ' Display extension. Console.WriteLine(extension) Console.WriteLine(".txt" = extension) End Sub End Module
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When using Path.GetExtension, developers may assume the period is not included in the extension string. We can use a string literal (like ".txt") to compare.
Summary. With Path.GetExtension we reliably determine what the extension of a file name or path is. Many inputs are accepted by this function. It allows for many different formats of paths.
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