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SpecialDirectories.Desktop Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets a path name pointing to the Desktop directory.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in microsoft.visualbasic.dll)

public static string Desktop { get; }
/** @property */
public static String get_Desktop ()

public static function get Desktop () : String

Property Value


For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories.Desktop Property.

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

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


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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