misha312 misha312 - 3 months ago 31
C# Question

Add backslash to string

I have a path and I want to add to it some new sub folder named test.
Please help me find out how to do that.
My code is :

string path = Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.MyPictures);
Console.WriteLine(path+"\test");


The result I'm getting is : "c:\Users\My Name\Pictures est"

Please help me find out the right way.

Answer

Do not try to build pathnames concatenating strings. Use the Path.Combine method

string path = Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.MyPictures);
Console.WriteLine(Path.Combine(path, "test"));

The Path class contains many useful static methods to handle strings that contains paths, filenames and extensions. This class is very useful to avoid many common errors and also allows to code for a better portability between operating systems ("\" on win, "/" on Linux)

The Path class is defined in the namespace System.IO.
You need to add using System.IO; to your code