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UriTemplate.BindByPosition Method

Creates a new URI from the template and an array of parameter values.

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

public Uri BindByPosition(
	Uri baseAddress,
	params string[] values


Type: System.Uri

A Uri that contains the base address.

Type: System.String[]

The parameter values.

Return Value

Type: System.Uri
A new Uri instance.

The parameter values are bound by position left to right. The first parameter value replaces the first variable found in the template, the second parameter value replaces the second variable, and so on. Variables passed to this method are escaped.


The number of parameters passed in the values parameter must match the number of variables in the template. If not, a FormatException is thrown.


It is possible to pass in text within the parameter values array that prevents the generated URI from matching the template that is used to generate it. Examples of such text includes: '/', '.','..', '*', '{', and '}'. The following code demonstrates this.

UriTemplate template = new UriTemplate("foo/{bar}/baz");

Uri uri = new Uri("http://localhost/Base");

Uri result = template.BindByPosition(uri, "."); // returns Base/form/baz

Uri result = template.BindByPosition(uri, ".."); // returns Base/baz

Uri result = template.BindByPosition(uri, "x/y"); // returns Base/form/x/y/baz

Uri result = template.BindByPosition(uri, "{x}"); // returns Base/form/{x}/baz

Uri result = template.BindByPosition(uri, "*"); // returns Base/form/*/baz

The following example shows how to call the BindByPosition(Uri, String[]).

UriTemplate template = new UriTemplate("weather/{state}/{city}?forecast={day}");
Uri prefix = new Uri("http://localhost");

Uri positionalUri = template.BindByPosition(prefix, "Washington", "Redmond", "Today");

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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