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how do i get path of the saved file using saveFileDialog to create Bakcup Files....

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I want to get path of the saved file using saveFileDialog to create backup file....txtField must have the path to create backup...

private void btnBackupEngagement_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            this.Cursor = Cursors.WaitCursor;

            Backup.Backup bck = new Adra.Backup.Backup();
            DsAmDb ds = bck.GetEngDataSet(myOper);
            XmlWriterSettings settings = new XmlWriterSettings();
            settings.Encoding = Encoding.Default;
            settings.Indent = true;            
            //string path = txtBackupFilePath.Text.ToString().Trim();
            string path = Path.GetFullPath(???);
            //if ( txtBackupFilePath.Text.ToString().Trim() == "")
            if (txtBackupFilePath.Text.LastIndexOf('\\') != 0)
            {
               

                //if ( txtBackupFilePath.Text.ToString().Trim() == "")
                if (path.ToString().Trim() == "")
                {
                    MessageBox.Show("Please select a folder to save backup file.");
                    return;
                }
                else
                {
                    //string path = txtBackupFilePath.Text.Substring(0, txtBackupFilePath.Text.LastIndexOf('\\'));
                    if (txtBackupFilePath.Text != "")
                    {
                        if (Directory.Exists(path) == true)
                        {
                            if (MessageBox.Show(GetValue("thefolder") + " " + path + " " + GetValue("doesnotexist") + "." + "\r\n" + GetValue("doyouwishtocreatefolder"), GetValue("info"), MessageBoxButtons.YesNo, MessageBoxIcon.Question) == DialogResult.Yes)
                            {
                                Directory.CreateDirectory(path);
                            }
                            else
                            {
                                this.Cursor = Cursors.Default;
                                return;
                            }
                        }
                    }

                }


             
            }

***********************************Her is SaveFileDialog function********************************
private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            String fileName = "Bakcup ";
            DateTime currentDateTime = DateTime.Now;
            String dateStr = currentDateTime.ToString(fileName + "yyyy-MM-dd hh-mm-ss");
            Stream myStream;
            SaveFileDialog saveFileDialog1 = new SaveFileDialog();
           
            //saveFileDialog1.Filter = "txt files (*.xml)|*.xml(*.txt)|*.txt|All files (*.*)|*.*";
            saveFileDialog1.Filter = "File Type (*.xml)|*.xml";
            saveFileDialog1.FilterIndex = 2;
            saveFileDialog1.RestoreDirectory = true;
           
            saveFileDialog1.FileName = fileName;
            saveFileDialog1.FileName = dateStr;

            if (saveFileDialog1.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
            {
                if ((myStream = saveFileDialog1.OpenFile()) != null)
                {
                    // Code to write the stream goes here.
                    //this.lblBackupPath.Text = "c:\tmp";
                    //StreamWriter writer = new StreamWriter(myStream);
                    //writer.Write("Hello World");
                    txtBackupFilePath.Text = dateStr;
                    myStream.Close();
                }
            }

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by:mokule
ID: 21864146
           if (saveFileDialog1.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
                label1.Text = System.IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(saveFileDialog1.FileName);
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by:mokule
ID: 21864241
Maybe I misunderstood at first.
Maybe You should use

            folderBrowserDialog1.ShowDialog();
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by:Adnan
ID: 21864353
not working, i tried with this code: string path = System.IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(saveFileDialog1.FileName + dateStr);

the directory path is C:\tmp and i want to get the saved files path to create backup.
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by:Adnan
ID: 21864357
filename is i like this : Bakcup 2008-06-25 09-58-03
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by:Adnan
ID: 21864412
i can explain litle more....when i click on browse button i will get SaveFileDialog window up, with the file name : Bakcup 2008-06-25 09-58-03, and when i click the save button the file wil be saved as a xml file in the folder. then when i click to create backup it must get the path of the file to createtd and the path is c:\tmp\Bakcup 2008-06-25 09-58-03
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by:Adnan
ID: 21864458
i get this Exception message: The path is not of a legal form.
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by:mokule
ID: 21864461
This function
System.IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(saveFileDialog1.FileName)
gives You the saved file path.
I don't know what is Your problem then.
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by:mokule
ID: 21864494
string path = System.IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(saveFileDialog1.FileName + dateStr);

should be rather

string path = System.IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(saveFileDialog1.FileName) + dateStr;
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mokule earned 1500 total points
ID: 21864567
if dateStr doesn't contain \ at the brginning it should be
string path = System.IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(saveFileDialog1.FileName) + "\\" + dateStr;
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