GetCurrentDirectory Method

Directory.GetCurrentDirectory Method

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

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.

Version Notes

Windows Phone

 This member has a SecurityCriticalAttribute attribute. This attribute restricts this member to internal use. Application code that uses this member throws a MethodAccessException.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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