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VB.NET Language in a Nutshell, Second Edition by Steven Roman PhD, Paul Lomax, Ron Petrusha

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Name

CurDir Function

Class

Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileSystem

Syntax

CurDir[(drive)]
drive (optional; String or Char)

The name of the drive

Return Value

A String containing the current path

Description

Returns the current directory of a particular drive or the default drive

Rules at a Glance

  • If no drive is specified or if drive is a zero-length string (“”), CurDir returns the path for the current drive.

  • drive can be the single-letter drive name with or without a colon (i.e., both “C” and “C:” are valid values for drive).

  • If drive is invalid, the function will generate runtime error 68, “Device unavailable.”

  • Because CurDir can only accept a single-character string, you cannot use network drive names, share names, or UNC drive names.

Example

Sub TestCurDir(  )
    MsgBox CurDir("C") 
End Sub

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