IHttpContext::GetPhysicalPath Method

IIS 7.0

Retrieves the physical path for the current request.

virtual PCWSTR GetPhysicalPath(
   DWORD* pcchPhysicalPath = NULL
) = 0;


A pointer to a DWORD that will contain the length of the string returned by GetPhysicalPath.

A pointer to a string that contains the path.

You can use the GetPhysicalPath method to retrieve the physical path of the current file that is being requested. For example, if a request were made for your site's home page, the GetPhysicalPath method might return SystemDrive\Inetpub\Wwwroot\Default.htm.


The following code example demonstrates how to use the GetPhysicalPath method to create an HTTP module that retrieves the full path of the current request.

Your module must export the RegisterModule function. You can export this function by creating a module definition (.def) file for your project, or you can compile the module by using the /EXPORT:RegisterModule switch. For more information, see Walkthrough: Creating a Request-Level HTTP Module By Using Native Code.

You can optionally compile the code by using the __stdcall (/Gz) calling convention instead of explicitly declaring the calling convention for each function.





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