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I want my app to create a file in a convenient exisiting folder. The logical
place to craete it would be the application's installation folder. Is there
any way that an application can get the path of its own installation - or,
equivelantly, the path from which it was run. (I was going to use
Environment.Com mandLine, which includes the program name, but the help states
"The program name can, but is not required to, include path information."
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Dave
Jan 4 '06 #1
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Dave wrote:
I want my app to create a file in a convenient exisiting folder. The logical
place to craete it would be the application's installation folder. Is there
any way that an application can get the path of its own installation - or,
equivelantly, the path from which it was run. (I was going to use
Environment.Com mandLine, which includes the program name, but the help states
"The program name can, but is not required to, include path information."


Application.Sta rtupPath will do what you want.

Matt

Jan 4 '06 #2
How about Assembly.GetEnt ryAssembly().Co deBase or one of the other
properties.

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I want my app to create a file in a convenient exisiting folder. The
logical
place to craete it would be the application's installation folder. Is
there
any way that an application can get the path of its own installation - or,
equivelantly, the path from which it was run. (I was going to use
Environment.Com mandLine, which includes the program name, but the help
states
"The program name can, but is not required to, include path information."
--
Dave

Jan 4 '06 #3
Found it - Application.Exe cutablePath.
Shouldn't be so eager to post
--
Dave
"Dave" wrote:
I want my app to create a file in a convenient exisiting folder. The logical
place to craete it would be the application's installation folder. Is there
any way that an application can get the path of its own installation - or,
equivelantly, the path from which it was run. (I was going to use
Environment.Com mandLine, which includes the program name, but the help states
"The program name can, but is not required to, include path information."
--
Dave

Jan 4 '06 #4

Dave wrote:
Found it - Application.Exe cutablePath.
Shouldn't be so eager to post


StartupPath is easier, you don't have to remove the executable name
that way.

:)

Matt

Jan 4 '06 #5
Not to leave out System.Environm ent.CurrentDire ctory. They all have slightly
different effects and applications.
Peter

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"Dave" wrote:
I want my app to create a file in a convenient exisiting folder. The logical
place to craete it would be the application's installation folder. Is there
any way that an application can get the path of its own installation - or,
equivelantly, the path from which it was run. (I was going to use
Environment.Com mandLine, which includes the program name, but the help states
"The program name can, but is not required to, include path information."
--
Dave

Jan 5 '06 #6

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