Dim temp2 As String = "http://" & hsip & ":32376" & File.Replace("C:", "") MsgBox(temp2)
that is just the section that places the value into the string variable, then display the variable, for debugging purposes. now this doesnt place the right value in the variable, it only adds the "http://" & hsip part, then ignores the rest.
any ideas what could be wrong?
thanks for any and all help