PathFindExtensionA function

Searches a path for an extension.

Syntax

LPCSTR PathFindExtensionA(
  LPCSTR pszPath
);

Parameters

pszPath

Type: PTSTR

A pointer to a null-terminated string of maximum length MAX_PATH that contains the path to search, including the extension being searched for.

Return Value

Type: PTSTR

Returns the address of the "." that precedes the extension within pszPath if an extension is found, or the address of the terminating null character otherwise.

Remarks

Note that a valid file name extension cannot contain a space. For more information on valid file name extensions, see File Type Handlers.

Requirements

   
Windows version Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only] Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shlwapi.h
Library Shlwapi.lib
DLL Shlwapi.dll (version 4.71 or later)