Path.IsPathRooted Method

July 28, 2014

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.

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

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".

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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