How to validate if a file is executable in C# .NET Framework

Here we will demonstrate a super simple method for validating files to ensure they are executable. This will be very straightforward, as you will see.

Right out of the gate, we need to install our API client. Open the console of Package Manager and enter this command:

Install-Package Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.DocumentAndDataConvert -Version 2.2.0

Moving on, we can input our target file into ValidateDocumentExecutableValidation, leaving the hard work in our API’s capable hands.

using System;using System.Diagnostics;using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.DocumentAndDataConvert.Api;using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.DocumentAndDataConvert.Client;using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.DocumentAndDataConvert.Model;namespace Example{public class ValidateDocumentExecutableValidationExample{public void main(){// Configure API key authorization: ApikeyConfiguration.Default.AddApiKey("Apikey", "YOUR_API_KEY");// Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed// Configuration.Default.AddApiKeyPrefix("Apikey", "Bearer");var apiInstance = new ValidateDocumentApi();var inputFile = new System.IO.Stream(); // System.IO.Stream | Input file to perform the operation on.try{// Validate if a file is executableDocumentValidationResult result = apiInstance.ValidateDocumentExecutableValidation(inputFile);Debug.WriteLine(result);}catch (Exception e){Debug.Print("Exception when calling ValidateDocumentApi.ValidateDocumentExecutableValidation: " + e.Message );}}}}

That’s it, we’re all done. Our response will include the validity of the file, as well as some details of potential errors, as you can see here:

{
"DocumentIsValid": true,
"ErrorCount": 0,
"WarningCount": 0,
"ErrorsAndWarnings": [
{
"Description": "string",
"Path": "string",
"Uri": "string",
"IsError": true
}
]
}

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