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PackUriHelper.Create Method (Uri, Uri)

Creates a pack URI given a Package URI and the URI of a part in the package.

Namespace:  System.IO.Packaging
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)

public static Uri Create(
	Uri packageUri,
	Uri partUri


Type: System.Uri
The URI of the Package.
Type: System.Uri
The URI of the PackagePart in the package.

Return Value

Type: System.Uri
The pack URI of the given PackagePart.


packageUri is null.


packageUri is not an absolute URI.


partUri is not a valid part URI syntax.

packageUri may not be specified as null or empty.

If partUri is null, the returned pack URI points to the package.

The following table illustrates sample cases for the Create method.



 Returned pack URI 
















Composing a pack URI is a multi-step process. For example, one step in forming a pack URI is to replace the forward slash (/) characters of the packageUri with commas (,).

For more information on string conversion and how pack URIs are formed, see Appendix A.4 "String Conversion Examples" and Appendix B.3 "Composing a Pack URI" in the Open Packaging Conventions specification available for download at Specifications and License Downloads.

The following example shows how to use the Create(Uri) method to define a pack URI that references a package.

// ------------------------ GetFixedDocument --------------------------
/// <summary>
///   Returns the fixed document at a given URI within
///   the currently open XPS package.</summary>
/// <param name="fixedDocUri">
///   The URI of the fixed document to return.</param>
/// <returns>
///   The fixed document at a given URI
///   within the current XPS package.</returns>
private FixedDocument GetFixedDocument(Uri fixedDocUri)
    FixedDocument fixedDocument = null;

    // Create the URI for the fixed document within the package. The URI
    // is used to set the Parser context so fonts & other items can load.
    Uri tempUri = new Uri(_xpsDocumentPath, UriKind.RelativeOrAbsolute);
    ParserContext parserContext = new ParserContext();
    parserContext.BaseUri = PackUriHelper.Create(tempUri);

    // Retreive the fixed document.
    PackagePart fixedDocPart = _xpsPackage.GetPart(fixedDocUri);
    if (fixedDocPart != null)
        object fixedObject =
            XamlReader.Load(fixedDocPart.GetStream(), parserContext);
        if (fixedObject != null)
            fixedDocument = fixedObject as FixedDocument;

    return fixedDocument;
}// end:GetFixedDocument()

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later)

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