GetCurrentDirectory Method

Directory.GetCurrentDirectory Method

When it is called by trusted applications, gets the current working directory of the application.

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

public static string GetCurrentDirectory()

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string containing the path of the current working directory.


The caller does not have the required permission.


The operating system is Windows CE, which does not have current directory functionality.

Platform Notes

Silverlight for Windows Phone Silverlight for Windows Phone

 This member has a SecurityCriticalAttribute attribute on Silverlight for Windows Phone, because the attribute was present in Silverlight 3. This attribute restricts this member to internal use. Application code that uses this member throws a MethodAccessException.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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