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Path Property

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Returns the path, without filename, for the directory containing the document.

[Visual Basic .NET]
Public ReadOnly Property Path() As String
[Visual Basic 6]
Property Get Path() As String
HRESULT __stdcall get_Path(
   /* [out, retval] */ BSTR* retVal
string Path {get;}
[JScript .NET]
public function get Path() : String


The returned path does not include the filename or extension. For example, if the document is located in "C:\MsDev\Projects\MyProject\stdafx.cpp," then Path returns the string "C:\MsDev\Projects\MyProject". There is no ending backslash, unless the path is the root of a device, such as "C:\".


Sub PathExample()
  Dim doc As Document
  Dim desc As String

  Set doc = DTE.ActiveDocument
  desc = "You are editing a "
  If (doc.ReadOnly) Then
    desc = desc & "read-only"
    desc = desc & "writable"
  End If
  desc = desc & " document called " & doc.Name & " located at " & doc.Path
  MsgBox desc
End Sub

See Also

Applies To: Document Object

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