I have the problem that the textfile did not appear after I saved it at my document, dekstop and other existing folder or new folder that created by user.Currently, it is only can be saved at C and D.
Below is the summary:

first:i want to call the value at database mssql server 2005
second:i want to save or export it to the textfile
third:the text file can be save at any location such as c,d,my document, new folder and any folder.

Here my code:

Private Sub savingFile()

        sd.CreatePrompt = False
        sd.FileName = lblName.Text

        sd.InitialDirectory = "C:\"
        sd.Title = "Save text Files"
        sd.Filter = "Text File|*.txt"

        If sd.ShowDialog() = DialogResult.OK Then
            MsgBox("The data have been saved as text file.")
            MsgBox("You are not save as text file.")
        End If
    End Sub
Private Sub exportProcedure(ByVal fileName)
            Dim bcpCommand As String

            bcpCommand = "Select Id,productcode, desc, Exclusion, 
                          BrandName, CostPrice, "& _                       
                          "from " & DbName & ".dbo.tblWare " & _
                          "Where e.Id = '" & lblId.Text & "'"

            Shell("bcp " + """" + bcpCommand + """" + " queryout " & _
               "" & fileName & " -S " & sServer & " -U sa -P Sun -c -t ^ -r \n ", 

        Catch ex As Exception
        End Try
    End Sub


what happens when you comment this line

sd.InitialDirectory = "C:\"

and then try to create the file by browsing the file dialog ?

See if this helps.

Private Sub exportProcedure(ByVal fileName As String)

            '// your entire code here to get value from database.

            Dim sTemp As String = "my database value goes here"
            IO.File.WriteAllText(fileName, sTemp) '// save file.
        Catch ex As Exception
        End Try
    End Sub

Try using TextmWriter object:

Dim text1 As String = "Some text in the line"
Dim text2 As String() = {"a", "b", "c"}
Dim path As String = "c:\myFile.txt"
'fill will be create (if not exists) on the c: drive
Using fs As New FileStream(path, FileMode.OpenOrCreate)
	Using tw As TextWriter = New StreamWriter(fs)
		For Each str As String In text2
	End Using
End Using

About the upper example, it should be working, at least if the "fileName" contains the correct path:

Dim filePath As String = "C:\1\testFile234.txt"
Dim sTemp As String = "my database value goes here1"
System.IO.File.WriteAllText(filePath, sTemp)
'but this will always re-write the whole file (if any text previously in the file, it will be gone, only a new one will be inserted!


but i want is the savedialog diplay to enable the user to locate the file that they want to save it.I mean it is not only at C.

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