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DirectoryInfo.Root Property

Gets the root portion of the directory.

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

public DirectoryInfo Root { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.IO.DirectoryInfo
An object that represents the root of the directory.

ExceptionCondition
SecurityException

The caller does not have the required permission.

The following example displays root locations for specified directories.

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            DirectoryInfo di1 = new DirectoryInfo(@"\\tempshare\tempdir");
            DirectoryInfo di2 = new DirectoryInfo("tempdir");
            DirectoryInfo di3 = new DirectoryInfo(@"x:\tempdir");
            DirectoryInfo di4 = new DirectoryInfo(@"c:\");

            Console.WriteLine("The root path of '{0}' is '{1}'", di1.FullName, di1.Root);
            Console.WriteLine("The root path of '{0}' is '{1}'", di2.FullName, di2.Root);
            Console.WriteLine("The root path of '{0}' is '{1}'", di3.FullName, di3.Root);
            Console.WriteLine("The root path of '{0}' is '{1}'", di4.FullName, di4.Root);
        }
    }
}
/* 
This code produces output similar to the following:

The root path of '\\tempshare\tempdir' is '\\tempshare\tempdir'
The root path of 'c:\Projects\ConsoleApplication1\ConsoleApplication1\bin\Debug\tempdir' is 'c:\'
The root path of 'x:\tempdir' is 'x:\'
The root path of 'c:\' is 'c:\'
Press any key to continue . . .

*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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