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Old January 14th, 2004, 02:13 PM
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Default FileInfo object


I'm using the FileInfo object to get the last write time of the file to write on the web page. However, the date that I'm getting is 12/31/1600! My code is below:
Dim objInfo As New FileInfo(Request.Path)
Label1.Text = objInfo.LastWriteTime.ToShortDateString()
This code is defined in a class that all of the web pages inherit from. Any idea why it outputs the date as 12/31/1600?


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   The Request.Path will return something like /<folder_name>/file_name.aspx. The date being returned seems do be a dummy date returned in the event of an error, which the above code causes.

You need to put the pathe in front of what is returned.. for example

Dim objInfo As New FileInfo("c:/inetpub/wwwroot/<folder_name>" + Request.Path)

or you have to hard code the full path

c:\inetpub\wwwroot\folder\file ....

I tried both and they work.


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I'm trying to do it dynamically, because the class is being imported into every ASP.NET page (page inheritance), and so I don't want to hard code one file's path because that would be an error.

Any ideas?

Old January 14th, 2004, 09:50 PM
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Use Server.MapPath() to get the full local path of a relative url.

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