IMetadataInfo::GetMetaPath Method

IIS 7.0

Retrieves the configuration path for the current context.

virtual PCWSTR GetMetaPath(
) const = 0;

This method takes no parameters.

A pointer to a string that contains the configuration path.

The GetMetaPath method retrieves the configuration path for the current context. For example, requests for the default Web site on a server running IIS 7 will usually return the MACHINE/WEBROOT/APPHOST/Default Web Site path.


The following code example demonstrates how to create an HTTP module that uses the IHttpContext::GetMetadata method to retrieve a pointer to an IMetadataInfo interface. The module completes the following steps:

  1. Uses the GetMetaPath method to retrieve the configuration path for the current request.

  2. Uses the IHttpServer::GetConfigObject method to retrieve a pointer to an INativeConfigurationSystem interface.

  3. Passes the configuration path for the current request to the INativeConfigurationSystem::GetConfigSection method.

  4. Retrieves an INativeConfigurationElement interface for the log settings for IIS.

  5. Uses the INativeConfigurationElement::GetBooleanProperty method to retrieve a value that indicates whether logging is enabled for the current request context.

  6. Returns this information to a Web client and then exits.

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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