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GetCdDriveLetter method

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Retrieves the drive letter of the requested CD drive: for example it will return "D" (without quotes) for the drive "D:\".


The total number of available CD drives can be obtained using the GetCdDrivesCount method.





[Visual Basic]

Public Function GetCdDriveLetter (

nCdDriveIndex as Int16

) as String



public string GetCdDriveLetter (

Int16 nCdDriveIndex




public: string GetCdDriveLetter (

Int16 nCdDriveIndex









Number representing the zero-based index of the CD drive whose letter must be retrieved.

Installed CD drives can be enumerated using the GetCdDrivesCount method and their friendly description can be retrieved through the GetCdDriveDesc method.


Return value






Empty string

The value of the nCdDriveIndex parameter was out of range. Use the value returned by the GetCdDrivesCount method in order to know how many CD drive are currently installed on the system.

Valid string

The string containing the letter of the requested CD drive.