MapPath Method

UserControl.MapPath Method

Assigns a virtual file path, either absolute or relative, to a physical file path.

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

public string MapPath(
	string virtualPath
)

Parameters

virtualPath
Type: System.String
The virtual file path to map.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The physical path to the file.

While similar to the Page.MapPath method, this method maps the path from the .ascx file's location, not the .aspx file's location. You can use this method to obtain a path to a directory of images or other resources associated with your UserControl object.

The following example calls the MapPath method to associate an actualServerPath variable with the physical path associated with the user control named myControl.



           myControl.Response.Write("<br /><b>The server code is running on machine</b> : " + myControl.Server.MachineName);
           string actualServerPath = myControl.MapPath(myControl.Request.Path);



.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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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