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How get current path of exe in windows services

Posted on 2010-11-10
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Hi,
 I am using windows serives. I have one windows application. Now i call the exe of this application in windows service using System.Diagnostic.Process.Start(exepath). It is working fine. But i have the problem that in windows application i get the values from ini file using current directory path that Application.startupPath(exename).

I can get the values from ini file when run windows app alone. But i put the exe to services i can't get the value. Because the current directory path shows in services that C://Windows/System32. So i put the ini file in the path. It is working fine when run the services and get the values.

But i dont want to do that every time put the file in the system32 path. I put the file in windows service path when create setup. so i want to get the values from the services directory path. How can we achieve this scenario? I believe that you catch my point that what i am telling here. Hope expecting your reply.

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Question by:Rajkumar Gs
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s_chilkury earned 250 total points
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Is this what you are looking for:

System.Reflection.Assembly.GetEntryAssembly().Location
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by:rajeshrolen
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There are various way to get it like:

Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection.Assembly.GetEntryAssembly().Location)
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System.Reflection.Assembly.GetEntryAssembly().Location
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string path = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().Location;
FileInfo fileInfo = new FileInfo(path);
string dir = fileInfo.DirectoryName;
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string cmdLine = Environment.CommandLine.Remove(Environment.CommandLine.Length - 2, 2).Remove(0, 1);
string workDir = Path.GetDirectoryName(cmdLine);
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by:Rajkumar Gs
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Hi Reajesh

 Thanks for your reply. I will try to execute the above one in my code and let you know.

Thanks
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by:Rajkumar Gs
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Thanks.
I got similar solution from here as well.
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/199961/getting-full-path-for-windows-service

Raj
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by:Rajkumar Gs
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Thank you
Raj
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