Path::IsPathRooted Method (String^)


Gets a value indicating whether the specified path string contains a root.

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

static bool IsPathRooted(
	String^ path


Type: System::String^

The path to test.

Return Value

Type: System::Boolean

true if path contains a root; otherwise, false.

Exception Condition

path contains one or more of the invalid characters defined in GetInvalidPathChars.

The IsPathRooted method returns true if the first character is a directory separator character such as "\", or if the path starts with a drive letter and colon (:). For example, it returns true for path strings such as "\\MyDir\\MyFile.txt", "C:\\MyDir", or "C:MyDir". It returns false for path strings such as "MyDir".

This method does not verify that the path or file name exists.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I-O Tasks.

The following code example demonstrates how the IsPathRooted method can be used to test three strings.

String^ fileName = "C:\\mydir\\myfile.ext";
String^ UncPath = "\\\\myPc\\mydir\\myfile";
String^ relativePath = "mydir\\sudir\\";
bool result;
result = Path::IsPathRooted( fileName );
Console::WriteLine( "IsPathRooted('{0}') returns {1}", fileName, result.ToString() );
result = Path::IsPathRooted( UncPath );
Console::WriteLine( "IsPathRooted('{0}') returns {1}", UncPath, result.ToString() );
result = Path::IsPathRooted( relativePath );
Console::WriteLine( "IsPathRooted('{0}') returns {1}", relativePath, result.ToString() );

// This code produces output similar to the following:
// IsPathRooted('C:\mydir\myfile.ext') returns True
// IsPathRooted('\\myPc\mydir\myfile') returns True
// IsPathRooted('mydir\sudir\') returns False

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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