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Easy question.

Why is it that I have to put two back slashes when passing directories to a VC program. Example.

This works

ShellExecute(NULL,"open","NOTEPAD.EXE",NULL,
"C:\\WINDOWS\\",SW_NORMAL);

but this does not

ShellExecute(NULL,"open","NOTEPAD.EXE",NULL,
"C:\WINDOWS\",SW_NORMAL);

Just wondering.
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lgalma
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lgalma
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mnewton022700Commented:
The '\' character is used to denote a special character. For example '\n' is a new line, while '\t' is a TAB. Writing '\\' actually represents just a '\' character. So the second code piece will not because '\W' and '\"'
are not recognised characters.
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lgalmaAuthor Commented:
cool , thank you..
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