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My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories.Programs Property

Visual Studio 2008

Gets a path name pointing to the Programs directory.

' Usage
Dim value As String = My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories.Programs
' Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property Programs As String

The following conditions may cause an exception:

The My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories Object contains paths to commonly referenced directories. The Programs directory contains the user's program groups.

This example displays the path for the Programs directory in a MessageBox.


Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices

Class: SpecialDirectoriesProxy (provides access to SpecialDirectories)

Assembly: Visual Basic Runtime Library (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

The following permission is required:




Controls the ability to access files and folders. Associated enumeration: Unrestricted.

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