I have an application which sends a POST request to the VB forum software and logs someone in (without setting cookies or anything).
Once the user is logged in I create a variable that creates a path on their local machine.
The problem is that some usernames are throwing "Illegal chars" exception. For example if my username was
mas|fenix it would throw an exception..
Path.Combine( _ Environment.GetFolderPath(System.Environment.SpecialFolder.CommonApplicationData), _ DateTime.Now.ToString("ddMMyyhhmm") + "-" + form1.username)
I don't want to remove it from the string, but a folder with their username is created through FTP on a server. And this leads to my second question. If I am creating a folder on the server can I leave the "illegal chars" in? I only ask this because the server is Linux based, and I am not sure if Linux accepts it or not.
EDIT: It seems that URL encode is NOT what I want.. Here's what I want to do:
old username = mas|fenix new username = mas%xxfenix
Where %xx is the ASCII value or any other value that would easily identify the character.