Replace Server.MapPath with any path of windows?!

Hello,

I have below code to send email with attachment. Code is working, but only if file is in same root as project files.
But, I need that for example I can choose test.jpg from any path, like D:\test.jpg

Any idea?

Dim NewAttachment As Attachment = New Attachment(Server.MapPath("test.jpg"))
Mail.Attachments.Add(NewAttachment)

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Thanks in advance for help.
dejandejanovicAsked:
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
Try:

Dim NewAttachment As Attachment
Dim filename As String = "test.jpg"

If System.IO.Path.IsPathRooted(filename) Then
    NewAttachment = New Attachment(filename)
Else
    NewAttachment = New Attachment(Server.MapPath(filename))
End If

Mail.Attachments.Add(NewAttachment)

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dejandejanovicAuthor Commented:
Hi,
thank you for help. Code is working.
Now, I have try to replace string "test.jpg" with FileUpload control. I was positive that code will continue working, but get an error.
Dim filename As String = FileUpload1.FileName
        System.IO.Path.IsPathRooted(filename)
        Dim NewAttachment As Attachment = New Attachment(filename)
        Mail.Attachments.Add(NewAttachment)

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ERROR:
Could not find file 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DevServer\10.0\test.jpg'.
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not find file 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DevServer\10.0\test.jpg'.

Thanks...
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
You haven't included all of the code I posted. The function System.IO.Path.IsPathRooted returns a boolean value indicating whether or not the path being passed to it starts with a directory marker (a slash) or a drive and colon. If the return is false, then you are dealing with a relative path. I used this return value in as a part of an If/Else statement so that if you were dealing with a relative path, then Server.MapPath would be called; otherwise, the full, unaltered path would be passed to your Attachment constructor (since it's an absolute path at that point).

Please review the logic I posted above.
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CodeCruiserCommented:
With FileUpload control, you would need to save the file to disk first and then use that path in attachment.
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dejandejanovicAuthor Commented:
Got it.
Thank you for help, tips, and support.
Dim fileName As String = Path.GetFileName(FileUpload1.PostedFile.FileName) 
        Dim NewAttachment As New Attachment(FileUpload1.FileContent, fileName) 
        Mail.Attachments.Add(NewAttachment)

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