C# Accessing a network path

I have a database network path stored in an app config file.  But I'm having an  issue once this path is put to a variable.  If not in a variable, it works fine.

This works:

But, once in a variable, this does not work:

I've tried adding the extra slashes in the app config file but that doesn't work either.
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If you have extra slashes anyway then there is no need of @databasePath  just use databasePath  


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carsRSTAuthor Commented:
Coding error on my end as well
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