Friday, November 19, 2004

Path - ASP.NET, Windows

Some of the things about Paths in .Net that migh prove usefull..

When using a windows application you can use Application.StartUpPath to get the path of the app.

But while using an ASP.NET application, you can utilize Request.PhysicalApplicationPath to get you the physical path (e.g : c:\inetpub\wwwroot\yourAppName\), whereas Request.FilePath will get you the file path (e.g : "/yourAppName/folderName/pageName.aspx")

SideNote: Use System.IO.Path.Combine to avoid forming invalid paths if you app is started from the root folder of the drive.

P.S : check out this article by Fritz Onion on Understanding Paths in ASP.NET..

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