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Application.StartupPath Property

Gets the path for the executable file that started the application, not including the executable name.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public static string StartupPath { get; }
/** @property */
public static String get_StartupPath ()

public static function get StartupPath () : String

Property Value

The path for the executable file that started the application.

The following code example gets this property and displays its value in a text box. The example requires that textBox1 has been placed on a form.

private void PrintStartupPath() {
    textBox1.Text = "The path for the executable file that " +
       "started the application is: " +
       Application.StartupPath;
 }


private void PrintStartupPath()
{
    textBox1.set_Text("The path for the executable file that "
        + "started the application is: " + Application.get_StartupPath());
} //PrintStartupPath

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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