VirtualPathUtility.GetDirectory Method (String)


Returns the directory portion of a virtual path.

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

public static string GetDirectory(
	string virtualPath


Type: System.String

The virtual path.

Return Value

Type: System.String

The directory referenced in the virtual path.

Exception Condition

virtualPath is not rooted.

- or -

virtualPath is null or an empty string.

If virtualPath is not rooted; that is, it does not equal the root operator (the tilde [~]), does not start with a tilde (~), such as a tilde and a slash mark (~/) or a tilde and a double backslash (~//), or does not start with a slash mark (/), an ArgumentException exception is thrown.

If the virtual path that is passed into the GetDirectory method is "/images/image1.gif", the returned directory is "/images".

The following code example demonstrates how to use the GetFileName, GetExtension, and GetDirectory methods.

StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
String pathstring = Context.Request.FilePath.ToString();
sb.Append("Current file path = " + pathstring + "<br />");
sb.Append("File name = " + VirtualPathUtility.GetFileName(pathstring).ToString() + "<br />");
sb.Append("File extension = " + VirtualPathUtility.GetExtension(pathstring).ToString() + "<br />");
sb.Append("Directory = " + VirtualPathUtility.GetDirectory(pathstring).ToString() + "<br />");

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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