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Get directory path

Posted on 2010-09-14
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Hello
With
string paht = System.IO.Directory.GetCurrent Directory();
I get the Path: "D:\MyProjects\TestProject\UI\binDebug"

How can I get the Path "D:\MyProjects\TestProject" ? (is two levels higher)
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Question by:ICSAutomation
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by:Dhaest
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If I may ask: why do you need that path, because the first path has the name of the path where the exe resides.
When you deploy the application, it will contain the correct path.
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Dhaest earned 20 total points
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you need the "parent directory" (of the parent :))

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.directoryinfo.parent.aspx


DirectoryInfo di = New DirectoryInfo(System.IO.Directory.GetCurrent Directory().ToString());
DirectoryInfo pa = di.Parent.Parent
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by:AndyAinscow
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ID: 33671736
That path returned is the current directory - you can modify the initial working directory in the project settings if you wished.
Typically the current directory is where the exe file is to be found BUT it can be different under certain circumstances.  If you want to use this to find where your exe is located on disc then it is a dangerous technique
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by:Priya Perumpilavil
Priya Perumpilavil earned 20 total points
ID: 33672182
just try this
  private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            string fullpath = System.IO.Directory.GetCurrentDirectory().ToString();

            string Parents = System.IO.Directory.GetParent(fullpath).ToString();
           
            label2.Text = System.IO.Directory.GetParent(Parents).ToString(); ;


        }
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by:sumeetsuvi
ID: 33672476
Use as it one line code...

first add
using System.IO;
string path = System.IO.Directory.GetParent(Directory.GetParent(Directory.GetCurrentDirectory().ToString()).ToString()).ToString();
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