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Hi

Why am i getting this error ?

Error      1      Cannot declare variable of static type 'System.IO.Path'      

When im using this statement

        System.IO.Path file;
        string filepath = file.GetDirectoryName(Application.StartupPath).Substring(0, file.GetDirectoryName(Application.StartupPath).IndexOf("\\bin"));

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Because System.IO.Path is a static type - creating a variable 'file' would require an instance of System.IO.Path, and because it is static this can't be done.
instead

Path.GetDirectoryName(Application.StartupPath).Substring(0, Path.GetDirectoryName(Application.StartupPath).IndexOf("\\bin"));

and make sure that you have 'using System.IO;' in the namespace as well.
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Thanks that worked.
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