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Parsing part of a string, so that i only have the final segment

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I am attempting in C# to remove part of a name from a string.
Using the method Bellow i am able to get all of the data from a predefined directory and place it into a Checked List Box for the user to select.  My problem is that each line looks like this

C:\Users\von Houk\Documents\Test

i am trying to get it to appear in the box as just

Test

remove all of the directory information from the string.

string[] sPatientNames;

sPatientNames = System.IO.Directory.GetDirectories(dPatientData.Path);

clbPatientSelect.Items.AddRange(sPatientNames);

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Hi cotj73;

This will give you what you want.

clbPatientSelect.Items.AddRange(System.IO.Path.GetFileName(sPatientNames););  


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Sorry cotj73;

This is what you are looking for.

Fernando
string[] sPatientNames;

sPatientNames = System.IO.Directory.GetDirectories(dPatientData.Path);
 

for (int i = 0; i < sPatientNames.Length; i++)

{

    sPatientNames[i] = System.IO.Path.GetFileName(sPatientNames[i]);

}
 

clbPatientSelect.Items.AddRange(sPatientNames);

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by:cotj73
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two questions
clbPatientSelect.Items.AddRange(System.IO.Path.GetFileName(sPatientNames););  

this line has two ; at the end separated by a )
is that supposed to be there it comes up as an error

and also it tells me that it can not be converted from type 'string[]' to 'string'

and the one last comment that is my fault for not saying is that i am pulling folder names, not files
in my program i was using
clbPatientSelect.Items.AddRange(System.IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(sPatientNames))'
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sorry commented to late on that last comment, that is excatly what i need, except that it pulles a file name, from the directory selected i need the folder names, thank you for the help!
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I figured it out




string[] sPatientNames;

sPatientNames = System.IO.Directory.GetDirectories(dPatientData.Path);
 

for (int i = 0; i < sPatientNames.Length; i++)

 {

   sPatientNames[i] = System.IO.Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(sPatientNames[i]);

 }
 
 

clbPatientSelect.Items.AddRange(sPatientNames);
 

Thank you so much for the Help

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Great Help, thank you so much sage for helping me on this problem
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Very good, glad you got it working.  ;=)
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