Full Path of Given Folder


I have a folder that's in my project structure (windows form-based application project)

How do I get it's full path with code?

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Ronak PatelCommented:
Dim directory as String = My.Application.Info.DirectoryPath


Dim fullPath as String = Path.GetFullPath(Application.ExecutablePath)

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Dim iconsFolder As String
iconsFolder = Path.Combine(Directly.GetCurrentDirectory(), "icons");

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alfardanAuthor Commented:
All suggested codes give me the execution folder of the application

The icons folder is not there when I'm running the application in debug mode
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Rose BabuSenior Team ManagerCommented:
Dim iconsPath As String = ""
' if Build output path is bin\Debug\
iconsPath = Application.StartupPath.Replace("\bin\Debug", "\icons")

' if Build output path is bin\Release\
iconsPath = Application.StartupPath.Replace("\bin\Release", "\icons")

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Try this.


when you publish your application as an exe or creating a setup file, you will add the bin\Debug\ or bin\Release\ folder's files alone.
in this case if you access the folder outside bin\Debug\ or bin\Release\ folder will not work.

so better, create the icons folder in bin\Debug\ or bin\Release\ folder and access that using
Dim iconsPath As String = ""
iconsPath = Application.StartupPath & "\icons"

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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
The icons folder is not there when I'm running the application in debug mode
I would think that you would want this available to the end application when you build the project, so (within that folder) have you set the files' "Copy to Output" as "Copy Always" (or "Copy if Newer")? If you make the files part of the output, then the above solutions would work fine.
alfardanAuthor Commented:

How do I do this "Copy Always" to the folder "icons"?
käµfm³d 👽Commented:
You simply need to do it to the pertinent files under the folder--the folder will be created in the output directory if there are any child files which have been marked as mentioned above.
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