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Re: Error in c# project: Unrecognized escape sequence

Chris R. Timmons
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      7th Jul 2003
"Svt" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:6de501c343fd$6319adc0$(E-Mail Removed):

> Hello,
> I am creating web service to save file document and I
> need to specify <file path>. What is the correct syntax
> for it?
> It should be:
> string sFile = "<file path>";
> I tried:
> string sFile = "C:\MyDocuments\test_app.txt\";
> and I get an error: Unrecognized escape sequence.

A single backslash in a C# string is interpreted as an escape


If you want C# to treat the backslash character as a literal, either
double up the backslash:

string sFile = "C:\\MyDocuments\\test_app.txt\\";

or prepend the string with the @ character:

string sFile = @"C:\MyDocuments\test_app.txt\";

Hope this helps.

C.R. Timmons Consulting, Inc.
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This reply has helped me in 2007. I am currently trying to learn C# and ASP.NET 2.0 and this was the first problem I had in 2007. Thanks for the reply.



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thank you C.R. Timmons it worked...
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