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OpenFileDialog.SafeFileName March 10, 2009

Posted by Bilal in .NET, C#, Microsoft, VB, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008.
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I had developed an application in VS2008 with .NET 2.0 . The application was deployed using the VS2008 deployment project  with .NET Framework as pre-req. AutoCAD 2009 was already installed on all the client machines so the pre-req conditions were satisfied so .NET Framework was not skipped during the installation of the application.

Later on,  I made a clean installation of WIN XP SP3 on my development machine. I skipped VS 2008 because I could not find its proper usage. VS2005 was sufficient for me.

Today, I got the a request for some updates in the application. For this purpose, I converted it to VS2005. On building the application is got the error about OpenFileDialog.SafeFileName. It was really a strange thing as the application was working smoothly on all the client machines.

SafeFileName returns only the File Name from the whole path. Although, I got the problem solved by doing some string operations:
String safeName = opdg.FileName.Substring(opdg.FileName.LastIndexOf("\\") + 1);
// 1 has been added to skip the \

I Googled about it and it was disclosed that this property is available in .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 which is installed along with VS2008.

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1. Deepu - June 13, 2009

If there is any error while processing SafeFileName then it is bcoz of .NetFrame Work..
if it s not installed properly,then SafeFileName wont come under System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog

2. Bilal - June 17, 2009

NO, there is still no other issue so we cant relate it to the installation.
also, it seem that u hav not checked the link (caption Googled) in the end of the post:


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