Get Parent Folder in C#

How to get parent folder of a folder with C# and .NET.
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You must import the System.IO before you can use this class.

using System.IO;

The Parent property of DirectoryInfo returns the parent directory as a DirectoryInfo. We can use the FullName property to get the full name of the directory. 

The following code snippet does the same.

string root = @"C:\Temp\Mahesh";
DirectoryInfo di = new DirectoryInfo(root);
Console.WriteLine(di.Parent.FullName);

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