VirtualPathUtility.ToAbsolute Method (String, String)


Converts a virtual path to an application absolute path using the specified application path.

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

public static string ToAbsolute(
	string virtualPath,
	string applicationPath


Type: System.String

The virtual path to convert to an application-relative path.

Type: System.String

The application path to use to convert virtualPath to a relative path.

Return Value

Type: System.String

The absolute virtual path representation of virtualPath.

Exception Condition

applicationPath is not rooted.


A leading double period (..) is used in the application path to exit above the top directory.

The ToAbsolute overload of the ToAbsolute method uses the supplied application path rather than the current application path.

If virtualPath is:

  • Absolute, the ToAbsolute method returns the virtual path with no changes.

  • Application relative, the ToAbsolute method adds applicationPath to the beginning of the virtual path.

  • Not rooted, the ToAbsolute method raises an ArgumentOutOfRangeException exception.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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