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after I use the openfiledialog I cannot connect to my database

Posted on 2008-11-11
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I am using vb.net 2008 express after I use the openfiledialog when I try to connect to a database it throws an error and says
The database file cannot be found. Check the path to the database. [ Data Source = Database1.sdf ]
I have found similar problems when trying to load rtf files it seems the computer gets paths confused can anyone explain to me what is happening
Question by:Dov_B
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs) earned 2000 total points
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Always specify the full path to any files you wish to open.

Using the OpenFileDialog changes the Current Directory, thereby causing "Database1.sdf" to no longer point to the installation directory.

To make it easier, you can use My.Application.Info.DirectoryPath to return the installation directory path.


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