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GetPathRoot  
Method  
Gets the Root Device or Folder for the specified Path string
Path Class
System.IO NameSpace
CF1.  Function GetPathRoot ( PathString : String ) : String; Static;
CF : Methods with this mark are Compact Framework Compatible
Description
The exact value returned is platform dependant. On the Windows platform, if PathString contains an absolute path, the root is the device, such as C:\, where C is a designated letter for a device such as a hard disk drive.
 
If the path is relative, an empty string is returned.
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A simple example
program Project1;
{$APPTYPE CONSOLE}

uses
  System.IO;

var
  PathString : String;

begin
  PathString := 'C:\Delphi\DelphiBasics.txt';
  Console.WriteLine('{0} path root : "{1}"',
                    PathString,
                    System.IO.Path.GetPathRoot(PathString));

  Console.Readline;
end.
   C:\Delphi\DelphiBasics.txt path root : "C:\"
 
 
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