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Posted on 2006-10-23
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I would like to create some variables that would list 3-4 files with the same name, but have different extensions.  So the user can click on a file such as:  \\server\location\testfile.xpi and then I can get a list of all the files with the same name but have different extensions such as:
X=\\server\location\testfile.xpi
Y=\\server\location\testfile.zip
Z=\\server\location\testfile.lsi

I currently have my script setup to where the user can click on one filename and create the x variable, but not sure how I can automate it to add the other 2-3 variables.
Thanks, Chad
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there's the FileInfo class in system.IO, where you can separate filenames from extensions, or directory names, etc. its pretty useful
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Mike Tomlinson earned 750 total points
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See:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/cpref/html/frlrfsystemiodirectoryinfoclassgetfilestopic2.asp

Strip off the extension and replace it with *:

    \\server\location\testfile.*

Pass that to GetFiles() and it will return the list you want...
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by:chadmanvb
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getfiles() worked great.  Thanks, Chad
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