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HttpContext.RewritePath Method (String, String, String)

Updated: July 2009

Rewrites the URL by using the given path, path information, and query string information.

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

public void RewritePath(
	string filePath,
	string pathInfo,
	string queryString


Type: System.String

The internal rewrite path.

Type: System.String

Additional path information for a resource. For more information, see PathInfo.

Type: System.String

The request query string.


The path parameter is not in the current application's root directory.


The filePath parameter is not in the current application's root directory.

The RewritePath method redirects a request for a resource to another resource without changing the URL.

The filePath parameter does not include the pathInfo parameter content. For the URL, the filePath parameter is, and the pathInfo parameter is tail.

URL rewriting is useful when you want to restructure the pages in your Web application, and you want to make sure that people who have bookmarked old URLs can still use them after you have moved pages. URL rewriting enables you to transparently forward requests to the new page location.

If you want to enable a site to use URLs that are more user-friendly and are optimized for search engines, a more robust alternative is to use ASP.NET routing. For more information, see ASP.NET Routing.

For an example that includes an example of this method overload, see the RewritePath(String) method overload.

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1




July 2009

Expanded explanatory comments.

Customer feedback.

April 2009

Corrected method summary which listed parameters for a different overload of the method.

Content bug fix.