Application.StartupPath Application.StartupPath Application.StartupPath Application.StartupPath Property

Definition

Gets the path for the executable file that started the application, not including the executable name.

public:
 static property System::String ^ StartupPath { System::String ^ get(); };
public static string StartupPath { get; }
member this.StartupPath : string
Public Shared ReadOnly Property StartupPath As String

Property Value

The path for the executable file that started the application.

This path will be different depending on whether the Windows Forms application is deployed using ClickOnce. ClickOnce applications are stored in a per-user application cache in the C:\Documents and Settings\username directory. For more information, see Accessing Local and Remote Data in ClickOnce Applications.

Examples

The following code example gets this property and displays its value in a text box. The example requires that textBox1 has been placed on a form.

private:
   void PrintStartupPath()
   {
      textBox1->Text = String::Concat( "The path for the executable file",
        " that started the application is: ", Application::StartupPath );
   }
private void PrintStartupPath() {
    textBox1.Text = "The path for the executable file that " +
       "started the application is: " +
       Application.StartupPath;
 }

Private Sub PrintStartupPath()
   textBox1.Text = "The path for the executable file that " & _
      "started the application is: " & _
      Application.StartupPath
End Sub

Security

FileIOPermission
for getting the path. Associated enumeration: FileIOPermissionAccess

Applies to