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How to get the "Windows" directory?


I'm wondering how you can use the standard C# library to get the
"windows" directory? (e.g. "c:/windows"). I need to specify the
location of a config file in a service, and I don't want to hard-code


Dec 14 '05 #1
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"System.Environ ment.SystemDire ctory" returns the fully qualified path
of the system directory (In my case C:\Winnt\system 32).

Hope it can help you

Dec 14 '05 #2

"parsifal" <se************ *@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11******** **************@ g14g2000cwa.goo glegroups.com.. .

I'm wondering how you can use the standard C# library to get the
"windows" directory? (e.g. "c:/windows"). I need to specify the
location of a config file in a service, and I don't want to hard-code


Environment.Get EnvironmentVari able("windir");

Note that a config file should not reside in the windows directory either,
it should reside in the same directory as your service .exe.

Dec 14 '05 #3
Thanks! That should work well!

Thanks for the lightning-quick reply!

Dec 14 '05 #4
Oh okay, so I can just do relative paths? Sounds fine to me.

Where should services be stored?

Dec 14 '05 #5

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