Another one from the internal aliases...

Q:

I launch my managed app in internet explorer via command line as

C:\tmp> %programfiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe http://mywebserver/myapp.exe

It looks to me that the Environment.CurrentDirectory (as returned by myapp) for the IEexec process is “Desktop”. Is that right?

Does anyone have any information about the CurrentDirectory and IEexec process.

 

A:

The following code:
 
   string envCurDir = Environment.CurrentDirectory;
   Console.WriteLine("Environment.CurrentDirectory = {0}", envCurDir);
 
   string baseDir = AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory;
   Console.WriteLine("AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory = {0}", baseDir);
 
generates this output when started from http://Server/iedownload/!/
    Environment.CurrentDirectory = C:\Documents and Settings\konste\Desktop
    AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory =
http://Server/iedownload/!/
 
Probably you want just use AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory instead of Environment.CurrentDirectory.
 
Additional consideration is that to use Environment.CurrentDirectory your application must be given FileIOPermission in order to run from Internet/Intranet location, while to use AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory default permissions are enough.