Uri.AbsolutePath Property

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Gets the absolute path of the URI.

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


Public ReadOnly Property AbsolutePath As String
public string AbsolutePath { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A String containing the absolute path to the resource.


Exception Condition

This property is valid only for an absolute Uri instance.


The AbsolutePath property contains the path information that the server uses to resolve requests for information. Typically this is the path to the desired information on the server's file system, although it also can indicate the application or script the server must run to provide the information.

The path information does not include the scheme, host name, or query portion of the URI.

Silverlight-based applications are cross-platform, so they run in most modern Web browsers, including Apple Safari version 2.0 and later on Apple Mac OS X. However, full parsing for UNC style paths in a Uri is supported only on Windows. Any backslashes in a Uri for the UriSchemeFile representing a UNC path are converted to forward slashes on Apple Mac OS X.

An example that displays this issue is below:

Uri testUri = Uri(@"file://\\computer\download\file.ext");

On Windows, this UNC path is converted to the following Uri:


The AbsolutePath is /download/file.ext.

The Host property is equal to: computer.

The IsUnc property is true.

The LocalPath property is \\computer\download\file.ext.

On Apple Mac OS X, this UNC path is converted to the following Uri:


The AbsolutePath property is //computer/download/file.ext.

The Host property is an empty string.

The IsUnc property is false.

The LocalPath property is computer/download/file.ext.


The following example writes the path /catalog/shownew.htm to the console.

  Dim baseUri As New Uri("https://www.contoso.com/")
  Dim myUri As New Uri(baseUri, "catalog/shownew.htm?date=today")

  outputBlock.Text &= "Uri.AbsolutePath: "
  outputBlock.Text &= myUri.AbsolutePath
  outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf

    Uri baseUri = new Uri("https://www.contoso.com/");
    Uri myUri = new Uri(baseUri, "catalog/shownew.htm?date=today");

    outputBlock.Text += "Uri.AbsolutePath: ";
    outputBlock.Text += myUri.AbsolutePath;
    outputBlock.Text += "\n";

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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