Provides properties for accessing commonly referenced directories.
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)
The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: Resources. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.
For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories Object.
If the path for the referenced directory is empty, usually due to the operating system not supporting the directory, a DirectoryNotFoundException exception is thrown.
No backslash (\) appears at the end of the path.
The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories object.
Read from the MyDocuments directory
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98
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