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VirtualPathProvider.GetFile Method

Gets a virtual file from the virtual file system.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Function GetFile ( _
	virtualPath As String _
) As VirtualFile

Parameters

virtualPath
Type: System.String

The path to the virtual file.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Hosting.VirtualFile
A descendent of the VirtualFile class that represents a file in the virtual file system.

The GetFile method returns a descendent of the VirtualFile class that represents the file specified by the virtualPath parameter.

The following code example is an implementation of the GetFile method in a custom VirtualPathProvider class. For the full code required to run the example, see the Example section of the VirtualPathProvider class overview topic.

Public Overrides Function GetFile(ByVal virtualPath As String) As VirtualFile
  If (IsPathVirtual(virtualPath)) Then 
    Return New SampleVirtualFile(virtualPath, Me)
  Else 
    Return Previous.GetFile(virtualPath)
  End If 
End Function

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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