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How do I construct my search pattern with multiple wild cards?

Posted on 2014-03-13
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Last Modified: 2014-03-13
I'm trying to pull files from a directory into a string array. I need to match the pattern for something like this:

"*." + file extension + "*"

so i can pick up files that match this pattern:


but this isn't working. any suggestions?

string[] sFiles;
sFiles = Directory.GetFiles(myGlobalVars.gsDirectory.ToString(), "*." + sLoopExt + "*");
Question by:Michael Sterling
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by:Dan Craciun
ID: 39927457
Have you tried
sFiles = Directory.GetFiles(myGlobalVars.gsDirectory.ToString() + "*." + sLoopExt + "*");

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sFiles = Directory.GetFiles(myGlobalVars.gsDirectory.ToString(), "\*." + sLoopExt + "*");

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depending on if gsDirectory includes the final "\" or not

Get files only accepts one parameter, the path, AFAIK.


Author Comment

by:Michael Sterling
ID: 39927474
I have and neither seem to work. is there another function that i can use that will except 2 parameters?
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Dan Craciun earned 2000 total points
ID: 39927488
OK, can you output
myGlobalVars.gsDirectory.ToString() + "*." + sLoopExt + "*"
Just to see if the path string is constructed properly.

dir x:\path\*.gl* does work in command prompt, so it should work here too, if the path is correct.

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by:Michael Sterling
ID: 39927594
Thanks for your help.
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by:Dan Craciun
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Glad I could help!

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