Environment.CommandLine Property


Gets the command line for this process.

Namespace:   System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Public Shared ReadOnly Property CommandLine As String

Property Value

Type: System.String

A string containing command-line arguments.

This property provides access to the program name and any arguments specified on the command line when the current process was started.

The program name can include path information, but is not required to do so. Use the GetCommandLineArgs method to retrieve the command-line information parsed and stored in an array of strings.

The maximum size of the command-line buffer is not set to a specific number of characters; it varies depending on the Windows operating system that is running on the computer.

The following example displays its own command line.

Class Example
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      '  Invoke this sample with an arbitrary set of command line arguments.
      Console.WriteLine("CommandLine: {0}", Environment.CommandLine)
   End Sub 
End Class 
' The example displays output like the following:
'       C:\>CommandLine ARBITRARY TEXT
'       CommandLine: CommandLine ARBITRARY TEXT


for read access to the PATH environment variable. Associated enumeration: EnvironmentPermissionAccess.Read

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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