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VirtualPathProvider.Initialize Method

Initializes the VirtualPathProvider instance.

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

'Declaration
Protected Overridable Sub Initialize
'Usage
Me.Initialize()

The Initialize method is called after the provider is registered with the ASP.NET compilation system. The Initialize method is used to provide any initialization required after the VirtualPathProvider instance is placed into the environment the application occupies.

The following code example is an implementation of the Initialize method that sets the path to a data file from the application's HostingEnvironment instance. For the full code required to run the example, see the Example section of the VirtualPathProvider class overview topic.

Protected Overrides Sub Initialize()
  ' Set the datafile path relative to the application's path.
  dataFile = HostingEnvironment.ApplicationPhysicalPath & _
    "App_Data\XMLData.xml" 
End Sub

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
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