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 code 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);
        	}

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

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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