GetFile Method

VirtualPathProvider.GetFile Method

Gets a virtual file from the virtual file system.

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

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


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)
    Return Previous.GetFile(virtualPath)
  End If
End Function

.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.

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