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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);

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, 1.1, 1.0

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