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Control.MapPathSecure Method

Retrieves the physical path that a virtual path, either absolute or relative, maps to.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

member MapPathSecure : 
        virtualPath:string -> string

Parameters

virtualPath
Type: System.String

A relative or root relative URL.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The physical path to the requested file.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

virtualPath is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or an empty string ("").

This method can only be used by server controls that have permissions to read files and which are part of fully trusted .dll files, such as System.Web.dll. This helps prevent security breaches.

The following example uses the MapPathSecure method to obtain the physical path of a virtual directory of the containing Page or UserControl object.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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