Control.TemplateSourceDirectory Property

Gets the virtual directory of the Page or UserControl that contains the current server control.

Namespace: System.Web.UI
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

virtual property String^ TemplateSourceDirectory {
	String^ get ();
/** @property */
public String get_TemplateSourceDirectory ()

public function get TemplateSourceDirectory () : String

Not applicable.

Property Value

The virtual directory of the page or user control that contains the server control.

The TemplateSourceDirectory property specifies the path to the page or user control that contains the current control. For example, if the Web page resides at, the TemplateSourceDirectory property returns "application/subdirectory".

To return the application-relative virtual path ("~/subdirectory"), use the AppRelativeTemplateSourceDirectory property.

The following example uses the TemplateSourceDirectory property twice. The first time it is used in a Control.MapPathSecure method call to obtain the path to the directory in which the control resides. The second time it is in a Directory.GetFiles method call to obtain the list of all the files contained within that directory.

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// An HttpException occurs if the server control does not,
// have permissions to read the resulting mapped file. 
output.Write("The Actual Path of the virtual directory : " 
    + MapPathSecure(get_TemplateSourceDirectory()) + "<br>");

// Get all the files from the absolute path of 'MyControl';
// using TemplateSourceDirectory which gives the virtual Directory.
String myFiles[] = Directory.GetFiles(MapPathSecure(
output.Write("The files in this Directory are <br>");

// List all the files.
for (int i = 0; i < myFiles.length; i++) {
    output.Write(myFiles.get_Item(i) + "<br>");

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0