I need a function from ASP.NET that gives me, reliably and guaranteed, without a config file, the base virtual directory of the current website. So if I'm in c:\inetpub\wwwroot\web (ne http://localhost/web) then I want “/web/.”
But (here's the fart part) I can't seem to find a way that gives it to me INDEPENDANT of the current Context's path. Meaning, if the VERY FIRST (app start) page hit on the site is http://localhost/web/balances/balances.aspx then I still need “/web/“ not “/web/balances/.“
This is the closest I've got:
return HttpRuntime.AppDomainAppVirtualPath + "/";
However, this appears to occasionally (read: flaky) return a different path like /web/images/ or /web/someotherpagedirectory.
What am I missing?