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Old November 2nd, 2008, 09:45 AM
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Default web.config problem in FileShare

I have some question about web.config
<appSettings>
    <add key="EmailFrom" value="admin@wroxfileshare.com"/>
    <add key="EmailSubject" value="File Ready for Download!"/>
    <add key="SmtpServer" value="127.0.0.1"/>
    <add key="MailUser" value="myalias"/>
    <add key="MailPassword" value="mypassword"/>
    <add key="MailPort" value="25"/>
    <add key="EmailFormatSelected" value="Text"/>
    <add key="PageTitle" value="Wrox File Share"/>
    <add key="ShareLocalFolderPath" value="C:\inetpub\wwwroot\FileShare\FileStorage\"/> => this is static path, how can I convert to dynamic path, when I upload website to host, what should I convert this path to?
    <add key="httpDownloadPath" value="http://localhost/FileShare/"/>

    <add key="CurrentTheme" value="CleanBlue" />

    <!--
        <add key="CurrentTheme" value="CleanRed"/>
    -->
    </appSettings>
another question, how can you create these code, do y create them in webconfig directly or another place ?

help me! thanks

 
Old November 2nd, 2008, 09:48 AM
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Hi there,

You cannot create an HTTP address like that. You need a physical folder, relative to the server the code runs on. For example:

Dim myPath As String = Server.MapPath("~/FileStorage")

This returns the physical path to the FileStorage folder on the server.

And yes, you can add these settings to the web.config file manually, or use the WSAT as explained in the book.

Cheers,

Imar


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