Reading Filename

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    Reading Filename

    I create an OpenDialox (sp?) and get the FileName property. But it is in a regular string literal, so it includes escape characters. How can read it in a verbatim string literal or put double escape // characters where there are /? As it is now it is no use.

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    folderBrowserDialog1 myDialog = new folderBrowserDialog1();

    string myFileName = myDialog.SelectedPath;

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    What he said. And remember: unless you are doing something extremely interesting, you don't want double backslashes and the like inside your string. I mean, when you type "C:\\windows", you don't get two backslashes inside your string, just one, which is what you need when you're dealing with a path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabstop View Post
    What he said. And remember: unless you are doing something extremely interesting, you don't want double backslashes and the like inside your string. I mean, when you type "C:\\windows", you don't get two backslashes inside your string, just one, which is what you need when you're dealing with a path.
    lol, you are right. Got confused I guess *slaps himself*

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    In c# also you dont need to escape \ if you dont want to. Placing a @ before the "" will let you type a string literally as it should appear. string fileName = @"C:\data.data";

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    Quote Originally Posted by valaris View Post
    In c# also you dont need to escape \ if you dont want to. Placing a @ before the "" will let you type a string literally as it should appear. string fileName = @"C:\data.data";
    Yeah, but can you do this?
    Code:
    string str = "\n\n";
    string s = @str;

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_ntua View Post
    Yeah, but can you do this?
    Code:
    string str = "\n\n";
    string s = @str;
    Well, maybe you can, but it won't result in the same thing as "\\n\\n", if that is what you wanted, I can almost guarantee that.

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