VirtualPathProvider.GetFile Method (String)


Gets a virtual file from the virtual file system.

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

public virtual VirtualFile GetFile(
	string 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 override VirtualFile GetFile(string virtualPath)
  if (IsPathVirtual(virtualPath))
    return new SampleVirtualFile(virtualPath, this);
    return Previous.GetFile(virtualPath);

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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