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Posted on 2010-08-31
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Hello,
is there a method in vb.net that returns a path, passed as argument that , without the letter drive?
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Question by:arcross
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by:Dhaest
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Can you give an example of what you want !
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by:arcross
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From the path:

c:\test1\test2\test3\file1.txt  id like to get it without the drive letter and filename

\test1\test2\test3\
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by:talkinsmak
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So what you are looking for is the UNC path.
This is formatted like this:
\\servername\folder1\folder2\file.txt
Hope that helps.
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by:John (Yiannis) Toutountzoglou
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try this
 Me.Label1.Text = Application.StartupPath
        Me.Label1.Text = Me.Label1.Text.Replace(Me.Label1.Text.Substring(0, 2), "")
    End Sub
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by:Jacob_Iedema
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Assuming then you are not talking about a network path, i'm not aware of a method who will do this. However, you can do something like this:


        Label1.Text = Path.GetDirectoryName("C:\temp\somefile.msi")

        Dim var() As String = Split(Label1.Text, ":")
        Label2.Text = var(1).ToString

label2 gives you "\temp"
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by:Zhaolai
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Try this:

        Dim strFile As String = "c:\test1\test2\test3\file1.txt "

        Dim oFile As System.IO.FileInfo = My.Computer.FileSystem.GetFileInfo(strFile)

        Dim strPath As String = oFile.Directory.FullName.Replace(oFile.Directory.Root.ToString, "") & "\"

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Zhaolai earned 500 total points
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Oh, need to add the leading \,

        Dim strFile As String = "c:\test1\test2\test3\file1.txt "

        Dim oFile As System.IO.FileInfo = My.Computer.FileSystem.GetFileInfo(strFile)

        Dim strPath As String = "\" & oFile.Directory.FullName.Replace(oFile.Directory.Root.ToString, "") & "\"

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by:John (Yiannis) Toutountzoglou
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Dim fi As New FileInfo ("C:\Temp\MyFile.txt")
Console.WriteLine (fi.DirectoryName.Tostring.Replace(fi.DirectoryName.Tostring.Substring(0, 2), ""))
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by:Dhaest
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I think that the solution is provided. Don't forget to close this question !
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