FolderBrowserDialog.RootFolder Property


Gets or sets the root folder where the browsing starts from.

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

member RootFolder : Environment.SpecialFolder with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Environment.SpecialFolder

One of the Environment.SpecialFolder values. The default is Desktop.

Exception Condition

The value assigned is not one of the Environment.SpecialFolder values.

Only the specified folder and any subfolders that are beneath it will appear in the dialog box and be selectable. The SelectedPath property, along with RootFolder, determines what the selected folder will be when the dialog box is displayed, as long as SelectedPath is an absolute path that is a subfolder of RootFolder (or more accurately, points to a subfolder of the shell namespace represented by RootFolder).

The following code example creates an application that enables the user to open rich text (.rtf) files within the RichTextBox control.

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.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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