# isAbsolute property Null safety

bool isAbsolute
override

Whether this object's path is absolute.

An absolute path is independent of the current working directory (Directory.current). A non-absolute path must be interpreted relative to the current working directory.

On Windows, a path is absolute if it starts with `\\` (two backslashes or representing a UNC path) or with a drive letter between `a` and `z` (upper or lower case) followed by `:\` or `:/`. This makes, for example, `\file.ext` a non-absolute path because it depends on the current drive letter.

On non-Windows, a path is absolute if it starts with `/`.

If the path is not absolute, use absolute to get an entity with an absolute path referencing the same object in the file system, if possible.

## Implementation

``````@override
bool get isAbsolute => delegate.isAbsolute;``````