C# - Getting Project Root Path In Controller .NET MVC?

Mar 5 at 12:58

I am using dotlesscss for my css and I remember how to use that but what I am forgetting is how to get the root project path so that I can generate the full file path to my .less file to get for the less engine to parse. How do I get the project root path so that I can generate the path for my less files?


Add The Image To Another Project's Root Folder Without Setting The Direct Path?

Sep 11, 2009 03:21 AM

In my website I allow user to upload the images. The images are suppose to be uploaded into 2 folders. One folder located in the root the other in another projects root. Currently I'm using the following code to do this.


How can I add the image to another project's root folder without setting the direct path?

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Jul 21, 2009 05:28 AM

A simple question for you guys but I just cant figure it out today.

How can I get the root path for the application from a view with current path looking like this?


I tried HttpContext.Current.Server.MapPath("~") but that gives the physical path.

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Dec 18, 2009 01:56 AM

i need to reference an image starting from the root, however i cannot use the ~ root operator since it is a normal <img> and not a server control.

how can i specify root path in simple HTML so that i can access the image from all three folders (see example below):


i need to reference a picture in images folder from mypage.aspx, kb0000a.htm and from a00001.htm

<img src="~/images/picture.jpg"> is not working as it is not a server image; i cannot use the server object.

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Dec 02, 2010 08:27 PM

I'm trying to deploy my web project to my local IIS server (C:inetpubwwwrootlunchbox). By default the in is created inside the project directory - i.e lunchboxin. This setup, however, gives me the following error when I try to open the site:

When I move the in directory outside the project root (i.e C:inetpubwwwrootin), the site opens up just fine. I'm also able to test the web project from Visual Studio without any issues.

Can someone tell me why I have to move the in directory outside the project root to make the site work? What can I do to not have to do this?

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Dec 26, 2008 05:47 PM

How to access hosting root directory (e.g. which contain "www" directory, where visible to users files are kept).

Request.PhysicalApplicationPath(), Server.MapPath("~"), Server.MapPath("../") methods give a string with "/www" in the end

Server.MapPath("../../") give "Cannot use a leading .. to exit above the top directory" error Is there any way to get root directory path ?

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Mar 17 at 19:55

In my c# class I wrote I have a photo property that returns the photo source if the image exists (nothing or default image otherwise). In my code I use:

public string Photo
string source = "~/images/recipes/" + id + ".jpg";
if (File.Exists(source))
return "~/images/recipes/" + id + ".jpg";.......

If I get the FileInfo() information for this image I see that I tries to find this image in the following directory: C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesMicrosoft SharedDevServer10.0~images ecipes Of course the image is not located in that directory and File.Exists is returning me the wrong value.how can I fix this?

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Jan 03, 2010 10:53 AM

I want to find the root path of my asp.net website.

Im using Request.PhysicalApplicationPath right now which looks like this:

F:CasperMy DropboxDotNetPortfolioV2 (Which is good)

But if I go to a folder it will be:

F:CasperMy DropboxDotNetPortfolioV2FolderName (Not good)

I just want the root.

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Sep 21 10 at 4:42

I'm using urlrewriting to rewrite my url. Let me introduce my problem by bellow example: Here is old url: http://localhost/test/pages.aspx?pageid=1 I have 2 cases to rewrite:


The first case is ok, but I would like to use the second case. In this case I must use root path for image, css and object tag (for flash):

With image, I modified to: <image src="~/images/icon.jpg" runat="server"/>
With css, I modified in head tag: <head runat="server">

But with the object tag, I don't know how to set root for the data, movie parameter:

<object data="anim/head.swf?xmlPath=./menu_flash.html" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="962" height="228">
<param name="movie" value="anim/head.swf" />
<param name="quality" value="high" />

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Custom Server Controls :: Make Root Relative Path?

Jul 26, 2010 06:01 PM

I'm creating a custom server control which needs to take in a root-relative path for one of it's properties. I use the UrlProperty, but when I select a file in the markup, the selected path doesn't inlcude the the "~/". I'd like to mimic the behavior of a hyperlink. So let's say I have this:

<asp:HyperLink ID="HyperLink1" NavigateUrl

When I type in an equals sign after the NavigateUrl property, intellisense pops open a URL picker and I can pick from any page to produce this code:

<asp:HyperLink ID="HyperLink1" NavigateUrl="~/default.aspx"

this code has the "~/" in front. When I use my control, I have this:

<cc1:TestControl ID="TestControl1" Url="default.aspx"

the C# code has this property:

public string Url { get; set; }

Does anyone know how I can make the "~/" be placed in front to make a root-relative path?

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Apr 27, 2009 11:47 AM

I have created window service project in that i have file.now i have to access that file in project,so how can i get path for that file.

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Sep 29, 2010 02:17 PM

I have a main_menu.ascx web control placed in my root and contains my website navigation menu with NavigationURL to the pages

I have my root files and I included the ascx file there Until here, I have no issue Now!

I have sub folders in my root and I want to include same ascx file because I don't want more than one main_menu file!

But the problem here is with the NavigationURL because it will be different when the aspx file is in sub folder

How can make sure my NavigationURL is referring to the correct path whether aspx in root or in sub folder?

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Sep 09, 2009 01:34 PM

I have a MasterPage that is referenced on a majority of my site. On that master page I am calling for a background image


The directory is MAIN/Home/Welcome.aspx

The image comes up fine. BUT, when I move to another page, which is in the root

The directoy is MAIN/docking.aspx

The image does NOT come up. If I change the path to a single "." like background-image: url('./images/menubar_bg.png');

it comes up just fine.

So how can I make it universal so that it always tries to find images/menubar_bg.png? no matter what folder you are in within the application?

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Dec 31, 2009 04:43 AM

I have two icons on the master page for logout and change password, however I can see one and the other one is shown with a red x and text. The following is the markup coding:

I can see the Logout one but not the 2Keys. images folder is right inside the root.


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Mar 20, 2010 09:07 PM

I have a bit of code I am reusing on a lot of my pages so decided to put this code into a Class and placed this class inside the App_Code directory. However when ever I try and create an instance of tis class so that I can use it's Methods etc I can't seem to get it to work, but if I create the class in the web root for the project it all wrks as expected.

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Nov 11, 2009 12:20 AM

My machine shut down because of some "unexpected error". I rebooted it in normal mode. I got an error when I tried to reload my project from the start page.

It said: "Unable to read the project file"myProject.csproj". The project file could not be loaded. The root element is missing."

Does anyone know what would have caused this or what this means? I looked in the directory that it resides in and the .sln file is there.

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Dec 12, 2010 09:31 AM

i added a class to the root of my project and in it i have created an override for the html editor


the thing is that i can't (don't know how to) use it in my .aspx page. i tried adding a "Register Assembly..." but i didn't got it to work.

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Jan 5 10 at 22:23

I am working with two different web sites in asp.net. In the first project i upload some images to a specific folder under the project root and save just the filename in the database, now i am trying to display this images at some page of the second project I know the filename from the database and the image folder as absolute pat but I have not been able to display the image, even thought when looking in firebug the image src is correct src="D:/MyFolder/image.jpg" the image does not display, probably because it is not pointing in the right directory. I have also tried using Server.MapPath and then my D location but still no success.

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May 27, 2010 01:36 PM

i have a website project. i have 2 folders within default.aspx. in the root i have no default.aspx.

How can i redirect users when they are in Role "Folder1" to the ../Folder1/default.aspx
and user in Role "Folder2" to the .../Folder2/default.aspx

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Visual Studio :: Copy Certain Files From Other Projects To The Root Project?

Jun 25, 2009 12:23 AM

I have a solution with close to 'x' projects with 1 startup project. I want to copy certain files from other projects to the root project when I run my application. I feel invoking a batch file looks to be a better option as it is easier to modify anytime.

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Aug 02, 2010 05:25 PM

It is possible to create a Visual Studio Web Setup Project that deploy my files outside wwwroot folder and set IIS virtual directory to this folder?

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C# - Controller Path Not Found For Static Images?

Mar 25 10 at 4:26

I have an image folder stored at ~/Content/Images/

I am loading these images via

<img src="/Content/Images/Image.png" />

Recently, the images aren't loading and I am getting the following errors in my error log. What's weird is that some images load fine, while others do not load.

what is wrong with my routes? Am I missing an ignore route for the /Content/ folder?

I am also getting the same error for favicon.ico and a bunch of other image files...

<Fatal> -- 3/25/2010 2:32:38 AM -- System.Web.HttpException: The controller for path '/Content/Images/box_bottom.png' could not be found or it does not implement IController.
at System.Web.Mvc.DefaultControllerFactory.GetControllerInstance(Type controllerType)
at System.Web.Mvc.DefaultControllerFactory.CreateController(RequestContext requestContext, String controllerName)
at System.Web.Mvc.MvcHandler.ProcessRequest(HttpContextBase httpContext)
at System.Web.Mvc.MvcHandler.ProcessRequest(HttpContext httpContext)
at System.Web.Mvc.MvcHandler.System.Web.IHttpHandler.ProcessRequest(HttpContext httpContext)
at System.Web.HttpApplication.CallHandlerExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute()
at System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously)

My current routes look like this:

"Default", // Route name
"{controller}/{action}/{id}", // URL with parameters
new { controller = "Home", action = "Index", id = "" } // Parameter defaults
"ControllerDefault", // Route name
"{controller}/project/{projectid}/{action}/{searchid}", // URL with parameters
new { controller = "Listen", action = "Index", searchid = "" } // Parameter defaults

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Apr 25, 2008 03:52 PM

I just upgraded our code base to use the Prevew 3 preview and now I am getting this exception:

System.ArgumentNullException was unhandled by user code
Message="The controller for path '/favicon.ico' could not be found or it does not implement the IController interface.
Parameter name: controllerType"


All I am trying to do is render a view where the url is /Request/New

It seems like the framework is trying to find controllers for images, a co-worker is having the same problem with another image.

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Jun 24, 2009 06:33 AM

I am new in ASP.NET and of course in ASP.NET MVC too. I created website based on this tutorial: ttp://www.asp.net/learn/mvc/tutorial-21-cs.aspxBut after run website I have an error:
The controller for path '/' could not be found or it does not implement IController.Screen:http://img189.imageshack.us/my.php?image=06242009082858.pnghttp://img41.imageshack.us/my.php?image=06242009083159.png

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Dec 30 10 at 13:41

I have my project set up with the virtual path "/MyVirtualPath", create the virtual directory in IIS 6 (W2003) and everything works fine. Then to work better with Google Analytics I change the virtual path "/myvirtualpath" and change all redicecciones and links to lowercase. also applies the class "lowercase route urls in aspnet mvc" and works perfectly.

The problem I had to modify the virtual directory in IIS, delete virtual path "/MyVirtualPath" and I created the new "/myvirtualpath", but in all cases I use tilde "~" or where I make a "RedirecToAction" (which should take "LowercaseRoute"), continues to maintain the virtual path "/MyVirtualPath". For example, if I see the HTML source code in the browser, see "/MyVirtualPath/Content/Site.css" instead of "/myvirtualpath/Content/Site.css. "

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Dec 30, 2008 04:02 PM

I have created a virtual directory FOO through IIS, which has a local path of D:websiteFOOhtml, and thereby accessable at [URL] I have an image D:websiteFOOhtmlimagesBAR.jpg, and I want to reference this image within any HTML file within any subdirectory using the following HTML tag: <img src="???imagesBAR.jpg" alt="BAR" align="middle" border="0" />

If the aforementioned HTML code is used, then what would I need to put within? to assure that any of the following HTML files can reference imagesBAR.jpg from root directory: D:websiteFOOhtmlSubAA.html

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Dec 21 10 at 15:49

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Feb 22, 2010 10:52 PM

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Nov 10, 2010 05:53 AM

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Sep 20, 2010 08:31 AM

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Mar 24, 2011 10:45 PM

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Jan 27, 2010 02:41 PM

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