FileNotFoundException was unhandled - HELP! file does exist.

Don't know why I am getting this error:

FileNotFoundException was unhandled

    Private Sub cmbTime_SelectedIndexChanged(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles cmbTime.SelectedIndexChanged

        Dim folder As String = "C:\Projects\Darryl\Queue Review Files\" & DateTime.ParseExact(cmbDate.SelectedItem.ToString, "MMMM d, yyyy", Nothing).ToString("M-d") & "\Cam {0}\" & cmbTime.Text

        For i As Integer = 1 To 8

            Dim pcb As PictureBox = ApplicationControls.FindControl(Me, "pcbCam" & i)

            If Not pcb Is Nothing Then
                pcb.Image = Image.FromFile(String.Format(folder, i)) <<<<<<<<<<
            End If

        Next i

    End Sub
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Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
What is it that you want to do ? i.e. what is it that you expect "String.Format(folder, i))" to produce ?

The file not found exception suggests that the path to your image is not being formed correctly.
Bob LearnedCommented:
Yes, you need to look at the value of 'folder'.

My guess is that you have an extra space here:  Cam {0}.  Should it be Cam{0}?

Kit_Kat111Author Commented:
Thanks Carl and Bob!

C:\Projects\Darryl\Queue Review Files\2-24\Cam 2\Cam1-20060224165653-01.jpg

Nope the test one I put in each folder came up, which was named cam1, but another file that is in each folder doesn't come up. See the jpg name of the file path that had an error, it says Cam1 when it is in the Cam2 folder. :(
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Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
The file name in your sample comes from cmbTime.Text, so that must be where the incorrect Cam1 in the file name is coming from.
Hi Buddy,
ok.. lets see.... looks like you are not getting the right value from cmbTime selection. Try cmbTime.SelectedItem.ToString

        Dim folder As String = "C:\Projects\Darryl\Queue Review Files\" & DateTime.ParseExact(cmbDate.SelectedItem.ToString, "MMMM d, yyyy", Nothing).ToString("M-d") & "\Cam {0}\" & cmbTime.SelectedItem.ToString

Kit_Kat111Author Commented:
It is so nice to see you!!

I am still getting that error: FileNotFoundException

C:\Projects\Darryl\Queue Review Files\2-24\Cam 2\Cam1-20060224170000-01.jpg

What i need is
C:\Projects\Darryl\Queue Review Files\2-24\Cam 2\Cam2-20060224170000-01.jpg

Do you have rain today? It is cold here...brrr
Kit_Kat111Author Commented:
AH!! I think I know what it is...

Perhaps the combo box is keeping that file.


1. User selects from combobox Date "February 24, 2006" which equals the 2-24
2. This populates another combo box with files from the default folder,
Cam1, so there will be tons of
and so on.

So...I need to take that off,  a split or something?
take that off and add what the appropiate folder is like Cam6.

I see that must be the problem....can you help me fix this?

thanks everyone for all the help.

Thank you for putting up with me.
Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
Try changing:

Dim folder As String = "C:\Projects\Darryl\Queue Review Files\" & DateTime.ParseExact(cmbDate.SelectedItem.ToString, "MMMM d, yyyy", Nothing).ToString("M-d") & "\Cam {0}\" & cmbTime.Text


Dim folder As String = "C:\Projects\Darryl\Queue Review Files\" & DateTime.ParseExact(cmbDate.SelectedItem.ToString, "MMMM d, yyyy", Nothing).ToString("M-d") & "\Cam {0}\Cam{0}" & cmbTime.Text.SubString(cmbTime.Text.IndexOf("-"))

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Bob LearnedCommented:
What would the full path for a valid file name look like?

Kit_Kat111Author Commented:
That is it! That fixed it!!! YEAH thanks so much guys! I am so thrilled....

Thanks for helping me....!
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