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HostingEnvironment.ApplicationPhysicalPath Property

Gets the physical path on disk to the application's directory.

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

public static string ApplicationPhysicalPath { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The physical path on disk to the application's directory.

The following code example uses the ApplicationPhysicalPath property to construct a path to a data file in the application's App_Data directory. For the full code required to run the example, see the Example section of the VirtualPathProvider class overview topic.

// Set the datafile path relative to the application's path.
dataFile = HostingEnvironment.ApplicationPhysicalPath + "App_Data\\XMLData.xml";

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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, 3.0, 2.0