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OR clause fails (simple thing!)

Posted on 2013-02-03
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This is work...if file extension is not pdf, doc, docx or txt, i want to display a msg.
The file extension IS a pdf but still fails....but it's an OR...it should work...


 if (file.GetExtension() != ".pdf" || file.GetExtension() != ".doc" || file.GetExtension() != ".docx" || file.GetExtension() != ".txt")
                {
                    lmsg.Text = "Valid files are: pdf, doc, docx and text";
                    return;
                }

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by:käµfm³d 👽
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What does GetExtension return in each case? Is it, for example, ".pdf" or "pdf" returned? It will make a difference based on how you currently have your code set up. Also note that case is important when performing string comparisons in the manner you are currently doing.
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Change to && where you have ||

 if (file.GetExtension() != ".pdf" && file.GetExtension() != ".doc" && file.GetExtension() != ".docx" && file.GetExtension() != ".txt")
                {
                    lmsg.Text = "Valid files are: pdf, doc, docx and text";
                    return;
                }
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