USE OPENFILEDIALOG TO GET PATH OF OPEN DATABASE C#

Babe Zaharias

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I'm using Visual Studio Expess 2010. I am trying to figure out how to use the openfiledialog to getthe path of my database.

Currently I close the connection to my database and then try to select the database in the open file dialog but Windows tells me: "This file is in use, close the file..."

If I've closed my db connection what else do I need to do to completely close the file so I can select it in the openfiledialog?

It can depend a lot on where the db file is, e.g. is it in your project? is it in your sql server data folder?

  1. Ida B Wells

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    Re: use openfiledialog to get path of open database C#

    Hello Babe!

    Try the following sql to give you the path if it's in the data folder...

    select physical_name
    from sys.database_files
    where type = 0

    if it's in the app_data folder of your project try a simple

    Server.mappath

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