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Environment.CurrentDirectory Property

Gets or sets the fully qualified path of the current working directory.

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

public static string CurrentDirectory { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string containing a directory path.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

Attempted to set to an empty string ("").

ArgumentNullException

Attempted to set to null.

IOException

An I/O error occurred.

DirectoryNotFoundException

Attempted to set a local path that cannot be found.

SecurityException

The caller does not have the appropriate permission.

By definition, if this process starts in the root directory of a local or network drive, the value of this property is the drive name followed by a trailing slash (for example, "C:\"). If this process starts in a subdirectory, the value of this property is the drive and subdirectory path, without a trailing slash (for example, "C:\mySubDirectory").

The following example demonstrates setting the CurrentDirectory property.

		// Change the directory to %WINDIR%							
		Environment.CurrentDirectory = Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("windir");		
		DirectoryInfo info = new DirectoryInfo(".");
        	lock(info)
        	{      
			Console.WriteLine("Directory Info:   "+info.FullName);
        	}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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