Path.Combine Method (array<String[])

When it is called by trusted applications, combines an array of strings into a path.

Namespace:  System.IO
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)


Public Shared Function Combine ( _
    ParamArray paths As String() _
) As String
public static string Combine(
    params string[] paths


  • paths
    Type: array<System.String[]
    An array of parts of the path.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string that contains the combined paths.


Exception Condition

One of the strings in the array contains one or more of the invalid characters defined in GetInvalidPathChars.


One of the strings in the array is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


paths should be an array of the parts of the path to combine. If the one of the subsequent paths is an absolute path, then the combine operation resets starting with that absolute path, discarding all previous combined paths.

Zero-length strings are omitted from the combined path.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4


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