HugoHiasl HugoHiasl - 15 days ago 5
C# Question

AspNetCore get path to wwwroot in TagHelper

I try to create a TagHelper that checks for the existence of an image and if it is not there replaces the path to a default image.

Unfortunately I have problems to map the "~" symbol in my tag helper.

For example. My src of the image contains "~\images\image1.png". Now I want to check for existence of this file and if not replace it by another one from an attribute of the tag. I am stuck at mapping the "~" to wwwroot of my application.

This is what I have actually:

[HtmlTargetElement("img", TagStructure = TagStructure.WithoutEndTag)]
public class ImageTagHelper : TagHelper
public ImageTagHelper(IHostingEnvironment environment)
this._env = environment;

private IHostingEnvironment _env;

public string DefaultImageSrc { get; set; }

public override void Process(TagHelperContext context, TagHelperOutput output)
// urlHelper.ActionContext.HttpContext.
//var env = ViewContext.HttpContext.ApplicationServices.GetService(typeof(IHostingEnvironment)) as IHostingEnvironment;

string imgPath = context.AllAttributes["src"].Value.ToString();

if (!File.Exists(_env.WebRootPath + imgPath)) {
output.Attributes.SetAttribute("src", _env.WebRootPath + DefaultImageSrc);



You should take a constructor dependency on IUrlHelperFactor and IActionContextAccessor which will enable you to get an IUrlHelper that can resolve urls from wwwroot with the "~/" syntax

public ImageTagHelper(
    IUrlHelperFactory urlHelperFactory,
    IActionContextAccessor actionContextAccesor,)
    this.urlHelperFactory = urlHelperFactory;
    this.actionContextAccesor = actionContextAccesor;

private IUrlHelperFactory urlHelperFactory;
private IActionContextAccessor actionContextAccesor;

public override void Process(TagHelperContext context, TagHelperOutput output)
    var urlHelper = urlHelperFactory.GetUrlHelper(actionContextAccesor.ActionContext);
    var myUrl = urlHelper.Content("~/somefilebelowwwwroot");

you can see I'm doing that in my PagerTagHelper