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SpecialDirectories Class

SpecialDirectories Class

Provides properties for accessing commonly referenced directories.

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

[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Resources = HostProtectionResource.ExternalProcessMgmt)]
public class SpecialDirectories

NoteNote:

The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: Resources. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.

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

If the path for the referenced directory is empty, usually due to the operating system not supporting the directory, a DirectoryNotFoundException exception is thrown.

No backslash (\) appears at the end of the path.

The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories object.

This example returns the filePath for the user's Desktop directory and displays it.

Dim filePath As String
filePath = My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories.Desktop
MsgBox(filePath)

System.Object
  Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.SpecialDirectories

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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