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Listview Image Library how to get full path of image

Posted on 2010-04-06
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Last Modified: 2013-12-17
I have an asp.net  listview control that populates an image library (code below),  the property  ImageVirtualDir
returns the virtual directory path to the image as all images are located within a folder in the application.

I want to display the full path of the image however currently I am only displaying the path and image name like this...

<asp:Label ID="path" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("ImageVirtualDir").ToString() %>'>

So this would display like          "ImageVirtualDir/Image19.jpg"

I need it so it displays the FULL path like this



<img src="<%#Eval("ImageVirtualDir") %>" />

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Question by:mugsey

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xav056 earned 500 total points
ID: 29918534
Add the following to your aspx page

<asp:Label ID="path" runat="server" Text='<%# FullPath(DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem,"ImageVirtualDir") %>'>

and add the fullpath function to your code behind

protected Function FullPath(imageVirtualDirectory as string) As String
return System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Request.Url.Scheme & Uri.SchemeDelimiter & System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Request.Url.Authority &"/" &imageVirtualDirectory 

    End Function

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nomoose earned 1000 total points
ID: 29918637
Hey Mugsey,

Try using the following...        

<img src="<%#Eval("ImageVirtualDir", "~/{0}) %>" />

When you put "~/" in a string on a tag that is set to runat="server" then you get the full server path created when the page loads and renders.  I use this method in my code to pull and display dynamic images from a DB.
Let me know how it goes,

Author Comment

ID: 29919300
OK thanks for your replies

You see in the code below the" ImageVirtualDir" is a property of an image object that appends the virtual directory where the images are stored plus he filename.

So with your examples above how would I implement them?

public string ImageVirtualDir
				var urlBase = Properties.Settings.Default.ImageVirtualDir;
					urlBase += "/";

				return urlBase + FileName;                

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Author Comment

ID: 29920846
You see  I can display the images OK

However I want a label to display the full path of the image,   because the images are stored in a folder within the app I can display the images in the listiew just by using

<img src="<%#Eval("ImageVirtualDir") %>"

However I want a label underneath the image to display the whole path - so currently I have

 <asp:Label ID="imageURL" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("ImageVirtualDir").ToString() %>'></asp:Label>

that will display     "/ImageVirtualDir/image22.jpg"

But I don't know how to concatenate    the Request.Url.Authority to


so like ??     Text='<%#Eval("URLAuthority" + Eval("ImageVirtualDir").

where  URLAuthority is a page property that returns the path (www.mysitetest.com)  ?

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nomoose earned 1000 total points
ID: 29922755
Did you try the sample code I posted above?  I know that works...

Author Comment

ID: 29923285
HI thanks no I got an error "expecting ("

However this is my situation

Eval("ImageVirtualDir") this works fine

Now say I have a page property like this

  public string LeftImageURL
            return Request.Url.GetLeftPart(UriPartial.Authority);

Well can I do something like this

<%# string.Concat(Eval("LeftImageURL"), "/", Eval("ImageVirtualDir"))%>' />
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CodeCruiser earned 500 total points
ID: 29951599
Try this

 <asp:Label ID="imageURL" runat="server" Text='<%#Server.MapPath(Eval("ImageVirtualDir").ToString()) %>'></asp:Label>

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