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Detect "\" in directory

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Submitted on: 1/8/2015 11:35:00 AM
By: Eric LeBourgeois (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 9 Users
Compatibility: VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     Suppose You try to get the app.path when the app is in the C Drive. the result is "C:\". if the app is in another directory the result may be "C:\Directory". notice there is no backslash. most people skip this because they don't think it is a problem, but it is. when you put in a program, app.path & "\filename.file", when it is in the C Drive or if you put app.path & "filename.file" in a named directory, the computer will either return "C:\\filename.file" or "C:\Directoryfilename.file". this code will show you how to detect the backslash and deal with it.
 
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' Name: Detect "\" in directory
' Description:Suppose You try to get the app.path when the app is in the C Drive. the result is "C:\". if the app is in another directory the result may be "C:\Directory". notice there is no backslash. most people skip this because they don't think it is a problem, but it is. when you put in a program, app.path & "\filename.file", when it is in the C Drive or if you put app.path & "filename.file" in a named directory, the computer will either return "C:\\filename.file" or "C:\Directoryfilename.file". this code will show you how to detect the backslash and deal with it.
' By: Eric LeBourgeois (from psc cd)
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'this code will give you a valid filename, whether the app.path return has a backslash or not, and displays a message box.
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if right(app.path,1) = "\" then 'sees if the directory has a backslash at the end of it
msgbox app.path & "filename.file"
goto ResumeMe
end if
msgbox app.path & "\filename.file"
ResumeMe:


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