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WebContext Class

Manages the path context for the current Web application. This class cannot be inherited.


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

public sealed class WebContext

The WebContext type exposes the following members.

Public methodWebContextInitializes a new instance of the WebContext class.

Public propertyApplicationLevelGets a WebApplicationLevel object that represents the path level of the current Web application.
Public propertyApplicationPathGets the application path of the current Web application.
Public propertyLocationSubPathGets the location subpath of the Web application.
Public propertyPathGets the current virtual path of the Web application.
Public propertySiteGets the name of the current Web application.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the application's configuration path. (Overrides Object.ToString().)

The following example shows how to use the WebContext class.

using System;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Configuration;

namespace WebContextTest01cs
  class UsingWebContext
    static void Main(string[] args)
        // Set the path of the config file.
        string configPath = "/aspnet";

        // Get the Web application configuration object.
        Configuration config =

        // Get the context.
        WebContext webContext = (WebContext)config.EvaluationContext.HostingContext;

        // Display title.
        Console.WriteLine("ASP.NET WebContext Info");

        // WebContext - Application Level.
        Console.WriteLine("ApplicationLevel: {0}", 
        // WebContext - Application Path.
        Console.WriteLine("ApplicationPath: {0}", 
        // WebContext - Path.
        Console.WriteLine("Path: {0}", webContext.Path.ToString());
        // WebContext - Site.
        Console.WriteLine("Site: {0}", webContext.Site.ToString());
      catch (Exception ex)
        // Unknown error.

      // Display and wait.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.