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Richard Oden
Richard Oden
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Why not use currentDirectory instead of directory.FullName for Path.Combine?

In the video, Carling first uses Directory.GetCurrentDirectory() to get a string containing directory's path. She then uses this string to make a DirectoryInfo object and uses its FullName property, which is also a string containing the path.

Could you not just use currentDirectory directly inside Path.Combine and cut out the middle man?

string currentDirectory = Directory.GetCurrentDirectory();
var fileName = Path.Combine(currentDirectory, "data.txt");
Reggie Williams
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Reggie Williams
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Richard Oden it looks like that should be a working solution as well but I believe Carlings solution is intended to introduce the DirectoryInfo class