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How to: Determine the Windows System Directory in Visual Basic 

This example sets a string containing the path of the Windows System directory.

NoteNote

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Example

Dim systemDirectory As String
systemDirectory = System.Environment.SystemDirectory

This code example is also available as an IntelliSense code snippet. In the code snippet picker, it is located in Windows Operating System > System Information. For more information, see How to: Insert Snippets Into Your Code (Visual Basic).

Compiling the Code

The property returns a value such as "c:\WINNT\System32".

Security

This code requires FileIOPermission Class.

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