Environment.CurrentDirectory Property

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When called by trusted applications, gets the fully qualified path of the current working directory.

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


Public Shared Property CurrentDirectory As String
public static string CurrentDirectory { get; internal set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string containing a directory path.


Exception Condition

An I/O error occurred.


The caller does not have the appropriate permission.


Platform Notes

Silverlight for Windows Phone Silverlight for Windows Phone

 This member has a SecurityCriticalAttribute attribute on Silverlight for Windows Phone, because the attribute was present in Silverlight 3. This attribute restricts this member to internal use. Application code that uses this member throws a MethodAccessException.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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