Durga Durga - 20 days ago 15
C# Question

error : The given path's format is not supported

Getting this error

The given path's format is not supported.
at this line

System.IO.Directory.CreateDirectory(visit_Path);


Where I am doing mistake in below code

void Create_VisitDateFolder()
{
this.pid = Convert.ToInt32(db.GetPatientID(cmbPatientName.SelectedItem.ToString()));
String strpath = System.IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().Location);
String path = strpath + "\\Patients\\Patient_" + pid + "\\";
string visitdate = db.GetPatient_visitDate(pid);
this.visitNo = db.GetPatientID_visitNo(pid);
string visit_Path = path +"visit_" + visitNo + "_" + visitdate+"\\";
bool IsVisitExist = System.IO.Directory.Exists(path);
bool IsVisitPath=System.IO.Directory.Exists(visit_Path);
if (!IsVisitExist)
{
System.IO.Directory.CreateDirectory(path);
}
if (!IsVisitPath)
{
System.IO.Directory.CreateDirectory(visit_Path);\\error here
}
}


getting this value for
visit_Path


C:\Users\Monika\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\SonoRepo\SonoRepo\bin\Debug\Patients\Patient_16\visit_4_16-10-2013 00:00:00\

Answer

In general always use Path.Combine to create paths:

String strPath = System.IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().Location);
String path = Path.Combine(strPath,"Patients","Patient_" + pid);
string visitdate = db.GetPatient_visitDate(pid);
this.visitNo = db.GetPatientID_visitNo(pid);
string fileName = string.Format("visit_{0}_{1}", visitNo, visitdate);
string visit_Path = Path.Combine(path, fileName);
bool IsVisitExist = System.IO.Directory.Exists(path);
bool IsVisitPath=System.IO.Directory.Exists(visit_Path);

To replace invalid characters from a filename you could use this loop:

string invalidChars = new string(Path.GetInvalidFileNameChars()) + new string(Path.GetInvalidPathChars());
foreach (char c in invalidChars)
{
    visit_Path = visit_Path.Replace(c.ToString(), ""); // or with "."
}