PathFindSuffixArrayA function (shlwapi.h)

Determines whether a given file name has one of a list of suffixes.


LPCSTR PathFindSuffixArrayA(
  [in] LPCSTR       pszPath,
  [in] const LPCSTR *apszSuffix,
  [in] int          iArraySize


[in] pszPath


A pointer to a null-terminated string of maximum length MAX_PATH that contains the file name to be tested. A full path can be used.

[in] apszSuffix

Type: const LPCTSTR*

An array of iArraySize string pointers. Each string pointed to is null-terminated and contains one suffix. The strings can be of variable lengths.

[in] iArraySize

Type: int

The number of elements in the array pointed to by apszSuffix.

Return value


Returns a pointer to a string with the matching suffix if successful, or NULL if pszPath does not end with one of the specified suffixes.


This function uses a case-sensitive comparison. The suffix must match exactly.


The shlwapi.h header defines PathFindSuffixArray as an alias which automatically selects the ANSI or Unicode version of this function based on the definition of the UNICODE preprocessor constant. Mixing usage of the encoding-neutral alias with code that not encoding-neutral can lead to mismatches that result in compilation or runtime errors. For more information, see Conventions for Function Prototypes.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shlwapi.h
Library Shlwapi.lib
DLL Shlwapi.dll (version 5.0 or later)