Helper folders in MAC

Dani_S 3,126 Reputation points


I need for my app in mac some helpers folders to :

1.for log file

2.for dwnload files


where to put them ?

I nee absoulth path for them to read from code of mac app.


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  1. Bruce ( 59,546 Reputation points

    the typical folder for application data files not meant for the user is "~/Library". The Maui file helper should have this path.

    var libPath = FileSystem.AppDataDirectory;

    generally you would use the "~/Library/Application Support/<appname>" folder. if you want to access the downloads folder is is "~/Downloads". Maui does not have a helper for this.

    in objective-c to get the value of "~/" its: NSHomeDirectory() or FileManager.default.homeDirectoryForCurrentUser -> url.

    note: because Maui apps are Catalyst apps, the folders will typically be the sandbox folders.

  2. Wenyan Zhang (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 28,071 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    val fullPath= Path.Combine(libPath, "Application Support/MyApp/log.txt);

    Please check if there is a MyApp directory under Application Support. If not, you have to create one, please refer to the following code:

               var fullPath3 = Path.Combine(libPath, "Application Support/MyApp");
                NSFileManager.DefaultManager.CreateDirectory(fullPath3, true, null);
                var fullpath = Path.Combine(fullPath3, "log.txt");
                File.WriteAllText(fulpath, CurrentContents); 

    Best Regards,

    Wenyan Zhang

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