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

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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:

filename1.gl
filename1.gl1

but this isn't working. any suggestions?

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

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or
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.

HTH,
Dan
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by:mikesExpertExchange
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I have and neither seem to work. is there another function that i can use that will except 2 parameters?
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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:mikesExpertExchange
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Thanks for your help.
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Glad I could help!
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