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DirectoryInfo.Root Property


Gets the root portion of the directory.

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

public DirectoryInfo Root { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.IO.DirectoryInfo

An object that represents the root of the directory.

Exception Condition

The caller does not have the required permission.

The following example displays root locations for specified directories.

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            DirectoryInfo di1 = new DirectoryInfo(@"\\tempshare\tempdir");
            DirectoryInfo di2 = new DirectoryInfo("tempdir");
            DirectoryInfo di3 = new DirectoryInfo(@"x:\tempdir");
            DirectoryInfo di4 = new DirectoryInfo(@"c:\");

            Console.WriteLine("The root path of '{0}' is '{1}'", di1.FullName, di1.Root);
            Console.WriteLine("The root path of '{0}' is '{1}'", di2.FullName, di2.Root);
            Console.WriteLine("The root path of '{0}' is '{1}'", di3.FullName, di3.Root);
            Console.WriteLine("The root path of '{0}' is '{1}'", di4.FullName, di4.Root);
This code produces output similar to the following:

The root path of '\\tempshare\tempdir' is '\\tempshare\tempdir'
The root path of 'c:\Projects\ConsoleApplication1\ConsoleApplication1\bin\Debug\tempdir' is 'c:\'
The root path of 'x:\tempdir' is 'x:\'
The root path of 'c:\' is 'c:\'
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for reading from files and directories and for access to the path. Associated enumerations: System.Security.Permissions.FileIOPermissionAccess, System.Security.Permissions.FileIOPermissionAccess

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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