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My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories.Desktop Property

Gets a path name pointing to the Desktop directory.

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

The following condition may cause an exception:

The My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories Object contains paths to commonly referenced directories.

This example displays the path for the Desktop 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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