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VirtualPathUtility.IsAppRelative Method

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether the specified virtual path is relative to the application.

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

public static bool IsAppRelative(
	string virtualPath


Type: System.String

The virtual path to check.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if virtualPath is relative to the application; otherwise, false.


virtualPath is null.

The virtual path can be just the root operator (the tilde [~]), or it can begin with the root operator. If virtualPath is null, an ArgumentNullException exception is raised. If virtualPath is an empty string (""), the IsAppRelative method returns false.


"~filename" is not a valid virtual path and returns false for the IsAppRelative method.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the IsAbsolute, IsAppRelative, and ToAppRelative methods.

StringBuilder sb2 = new StringBuilder();
String pathstring1 = Context.Request.CurrentExecutionFilePath.ToString();
sb2.Append("Current Executing File Path = " + pathstring1.ToString() + "<br />");
sb2.Append("Is Absolute = " + VirtualPathUtility.IsAbsolute(pathstring1).ToString() + "<br />");
sb2.Append("Is AppRelative = " + VirtualPathUtility.IsAppRelative(pathstring1).ToString() + "<br />");
sb2.Append("Make AppRelative = " + VirtualPathUtility.ToAppRelative(pathstring1).ToString() + "<br />");

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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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