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Uri::IsUnc Property

Gets whether the specified Uri is a universal naming convention (UNC) path.

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

property bool IsUnc {
	bool get ();

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean
A Boolean value that is true if the Uri is a UNC path; otherwise, false.


This instance represents a relative URI, and this property is valid only for absolute URIs.

The IsUnc property is true if the specified Uri instance is a UNC path (such as \\server\folder or file://server/folder). This property always returns true if the URI has the file:// scheme and specifies a host component.

The following example creates a Uri instance and determines whether it is a UNC path.

Uri^ uriAddress2 = gcnew Uri( "file://server/filename.ext" );
Console::WriteLine( uriAddress2->LocalPath );
Console::WriteLine( "Uri {0} a UNC path", uriAddress2->IsUnc ? (String^)"is" : "is not" );
Console::WriteLine( "Uri {0} a local host", uriAddress2->IsLoopback ? (String^)"is" : "is not" );
Console::WriteLine( "Uri {0} a file", uriAddress2->IsFile ? (String^)"is" : "is not" );

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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