VB6>GetPath in .NET

In VB6 you had the ability to use VB6.GetPath, what is the equivalent in VB.NET??
CodeDeamonAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

NetPointerCommented:
what does this getpath do?
CodeDeamonAuthor Commented:
Returns the path of where the application is located.
NetPointerCommented:
Application.StartupPath
PMI ACP® Project Management

Prepare for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam, which formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques.

CodeDeamonAuthor Commented:
Yeah, I have tried the Application namespace.  However, I always get an error saying it is not declared.
CodeDeamonAuthor Commented:
By the way, this is not on a form.
brother7Commented:
You don't need to be using a windows form, but you do need to add a reference System.Windows.Forms.dll in order to use the Application.StartupPath property.

Try the following sample code:

--- Code Start ---

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

--- Code End ---
brother7Commented:
Oops... forgot it wasn't a windows form.  Here's sample code using the Console: (don't forget to add the reference to the .dll with Project > Add Reference

--- Code Start ---
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Module Module1
   Sub Main()
      Console.Writeline("The path for the executable file that started the application is: " & Application.StartupPath)
   End Sub
End Module
--- Code End ---
CodeDeamonAuthor Commented:
I have tried to add the reference, I have already seen the code you are giving, but no matter what it says application is not declared.  It is a Class Library project if that matters.
brother7Commented:
I just tried it and it works.

Here are the steps I performed.

1- Create new class library ClassLibrary1.
2- Add reference to Windows.System.Forms.dll
3- Enter the following code

--- Code Start ---
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Public Class Path
   Sub New()
      Console.WriteLine("The path for the executable file that started the application is: " & Application.StartupPath)
   End Sub
End Class
--- Code End ---

4- Build solution.
5- Close solution.
6- Create a new Console Application ConsoleApplication1.
7- Add reference to the Class library I just built, which is ClassLibrary1.dll  Note, you have to choose the Projects tab and surf to ClassLibrary1/bin to find the dll
8- Enter the following code

--- Code Start ---
Imports ClassLibrary1

Module Module1

   Sub Main()
      Dim path As Path = New Path()
   End Sub

End Module
--- Code End ---

9- Build and run.
NetPointerCommented:
Try one of the following.

System.Windows.Forms.Application.ExecutablePath

System.Windows.Forms.Application.StartupPath

System.AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory()

System.GetEntryAssembly().Location

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
.NET Programming

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.