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c# – How can I create a temp file with a specific extension with .net? – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/01/27

You’d think this is a simple question.

Be amazed by the many ways leading into to creating a temporary file with a specific extension.

This list doesn’t even cover all of them:

  • Create a file name based on GetTempPath, a Guid and an extension.
  • Use the TempFileCollection from the Compiler in System.CodeDom.
  • Get a random file name, then change the extension. Loop until it is unique.
  • Use a timestamp to generate unique file names.

All via: c# – How can I create a temp file with a specific extension with .net? – Stack Overflow.

Which one would you choose?

–jeroen

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