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Path::IsPathRooted Method

Gets a value indicating whether the specified path string contains a root.

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

public:
static bool IsPathRooted(
	String^ path
)

Parameters

path
Type: System::String

The path to test.

Return Value

Type: System::Boolean
true if path contains a root; otherwise, false.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

path contains one or more of the invalid characters defined in GetInvalidPathChars.

The IsPathRooted method returns true if the first character is a directory separator character such as "\", or if the path starts with a drive letter and colon (:). For example, it returns true for path strings such as "\\MyDir\\MyFile.txt", "C:\\MyDir", or "C:MyDir". It returns false for path strings such as "MyDir".

This method does not verify that the path or file name exists.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

The following code example demonstrates how the IsPathRooted method can be used to test three strings.

String^ fileName = "C:\\mydir\\myfile.ext";
String^ UncPath = "\\\\myPc\\mydir\\myfile";
String^ relativePath = "mydir\\sudir\\";
bool result;
result = Path::IsPathRooted( fileName );
Console::WriteLine( "IsPathRooted('{0}') returns {1}", fileName, result.ToString() );
result = Path::IsPathRooted( UncPath );
Console::WriteLine( "IsPathRooted('{0}') returns {1}", UncPath, result.ToString() );
result = Path::IsPathRooted( relativePath );
Console::WriteLine( "IsPathRooted('{0}') returns {1}", relativePath, result.ToString() );

// This code produces output similar to the following: 
// 
// IsPathRooted('C:\mydir\myfile.ext') returns True 
// IsPathRooted('\\myPc\mydir\myfile') returns True 
// IsPathRooted('mydir\sudir\') returns False

.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 Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.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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