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Trouble with filesystemwatcher

Posted on 2014-01-16
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I'm creating a filewatcher, and even though I set the filter to a specific file extension, the rename event is triggered when the file is changed 'from' that extension that I'm looking for.

Do I have to capture this in my rename event too?

Example:
I'm watching for .filter "*.ABC"

If I rename file.ABC to file.DEF, the rename event is fired.
I only want to process the file if a file is renamed 'to' *.ABC

I know it's possible to simply check that file extension in the rename event, but I wasn't sure if I was overlooking some other setting...
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) earned 250 total points
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Sorry for you, but the FileSystemWatcher does not have an option for ExtensionChanged.

What you could do, if you are at ease with the concept, is to build a class that inherits from FileSystemWatcher and code it to add the necessary option.
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I'll just create a fileinfo reference and check the extension that way then...
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