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Environment.CurrentDirectory Property

Gets or sets the fully qualified path of the current working directory.

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

public static string CurrentDirectory { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string containing a directory path.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

Attempted to set to an empty string ("").

ArgumentNullException

Attempted to set to null.

IOException

An I/O error occurred.

DirectoryNotFoundException

Attempted to set a local path that cannot be found.

SecurityException

The caller does not have the appropriate permission.

By definition, if this process starts in the root directory of a local or network drive, the value of this property is the drive name followed by a trailing slash (for example, "C:\"). If this process starts in a subdirectory, the value of this property is the drive and subdirectory path, without a trailing slash (for example, "C:\mySubDirectory").

The following example demonstrates setting the CurrentDirectory property.

		// Change the directory to %WINDIR%							
		Environment.CurrentDirectory = Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("windir");		
		DirectoryInfo info = new DirectoryInfo(".");
        	lock(info)
        	{      
			Console.WriteLine("Directory Info:   "+info.FullName);
        	}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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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