Posted By: Anonymous
C# 2008 SP1
I am using the code below:
However, I am getting an exception that points to the location of where my application is running from:
Could not find a part of the path
I thought the
%AppData% should find the relative path. When I go
Start|Run|%AppData% windows explorer takes me to that directory.
I can not put the full path in, as the user is different on each client machine.
To get the AppData directory, it’s best to use the
using System if not present).
%AppData% is an environment variable, and they are not automatically expanded anywhere in .NET, although you can explicitly use the
Environment.ExpandEnvironmentVariable method to do so. I would still strongly suggest that you use
GetFolderPath however, because as Johannes Rössel points out in the comment,
%AppData% may not be set in certain circumstances.
Finally, to create the path as shown in your example:
var fileName = Path.Combine(Environment.GetFolderPath( Environment.SpecialFolder.ApplicationData), "DateLinks.xml");