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FileSystem.CurrentDirectory Property

Gets or sets the current directory.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public static string CurrentDirectory { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The current directory for file I/O operations.


The path is not valid.


The user lacks necessary permissions.

CurrentDirectory is a system-wide environment variable.

This example returns the current directory and displays it in a message box.


This example sets the current directory to C:\TestDirectory.

My.Computer.FileSystem.CurrentDirectory = "C:\TestDirectory"

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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