Gets a Stream used to read a file.
Assembly: System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
The method returns a Stream object that can be used to read the contents of the file specified in the path parameter. The path parameter can be either a relative or root URL without a protocol (such as "~/mySite/myFile.txt), or a physical path, either local ("c:\mySite\myFile.txt") or UNC ("\\myServer\myFile.txt").
The method uses file access security to control access to the specified file. If the current ASP.NET user does not have access to the file, then the file is not opened and an HttpException exception is thrown to indicate that access was denied. If the path parameter specified a relative path, the exception does not include information about the physical path to the requested file.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98
The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.