C# - Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable() Method with Example

In this tutorial, we will learn about the C# Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable() method with its definition, usage, syntax, and example. By Nidhi Last updated : March 30, 2023

Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable() Method

The Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable() method is used to get the value of the environment variable according to the passed variable.


string Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable(string var);


  • var: Environment variable name

Return Value

It returns a string that contains the value of the environment variable.


  • System.Security.SecurityException
  • System.ArgumentNullException

C# Example of Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable() method

The source code to demonstrate the use of GetEnvironmentVariable() method of Environment class is given below. The given program is compiled and executed successfully.

using System;
using System.IO;

class Sample
    //Entry point of Program
    static public void Main()
        Environment.CurrentDirectory = Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("windir");
        DirectoryInfo dirInfomation = new DirectoryInfo(".");
        Console.WriteLine("Windows Directory Information:\n" + dirInfomation.FullName);


Directory Information:
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