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FolderBrowserDialog.RootFolder Property

Gets or sets the root folder where the browsing starts from.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

[<BrowsableAttribute(true)>]
member RootFolder : Environment.SpecialFolder with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Environment.SpecialFolder
One of the Environment.SpecialFolder values. The default is Desktop.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidEnumArgumentException

The value assigned is not one of the Environment.SpecialFolder values.

Only the specified folder and any subfolders that are beneath it will appear in the dialog box and be selectable. The SelectedPath property, along with RootFolder, determines what the selected folder will be when the dialog box is displayed, as long as SelectedPath is an absolute path that is a subfolder of RootFolder (or more accurately, points to a subfolder of the shell namespace represented by RootFolder).

The following code example creates an application that enables the user to open rich text (.rtf) files within the RichTextBox control.

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.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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