VirtualPathProvider.GetCacheDependency(String, IEnumerable, DateTime) VirtualPathProvider.GetCacheDependency(String, IEnumerable, DateTime) VirtualPathProvider.GetCacheDependency(String, IEnumerable, DateTime) VirtualPathProvider.GetCacheDependency(String, IEnumerable, DateTime) Method


Creates a cache dependency based on the specified virtual paths.

 virtual System::Web::Caching::CacheDependency ^ GetCacheDependency(System::String ^ virtualPath, System::Collections::IEnumerable ^ virtualPathDependencies, DateTime utcStart);
public virtual System.Web.Caching.CacheDependency GetCacheDependency (string virtualPath, System.Collections.IEnumerable virtualPathDependencies, DateTime utcStart);
abstract member GetCacheDependency : string * System.Collections.IEnumerable * DateTime -> System.Web.Caching.CacheDependency
override this.GetCacheDependency : string * System.Collections.IEnumerable * DateTime -> System.Web.Caching.CacheDependency
Public Overridable Function GetCacheDependency (virtualPath As String, virtualPathDependencies As IEnumerable, utcStart As DateTime) As CacheDependency


String String String String

The path to the primary virtual resource.

IEnumerable IEnumerable IEnumerable IEnumerable

An array of paths to other resources required by the primary virtual resource.

DateTime DateTime DateTime DateTime

The UTC time at which the virtual resources were read.


A CacheDependency object for the specified virtual resources.


The following code example implements the GetCacheDependency method for a custom VirtualPathProvider class. For the full code required to run the example, see the Example section of the VirtualPathProvider class overview topic.

public override CacheDependency GetCacheDependency(
  string virtualPath, 
  System.Collections.IEnumerable virtualPathDependencies, 
  DateTime utcStart)
  if (IsPathVirtual(virtualPath))
    System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection fullPathDependencies = null;

    // Get the full path to all dependencies.
    foreach (string virtualDependency in virtualPathDependencies)
      if (fullPathDependencies == null)
        fullPathDependencies = new System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection();

    if (fullPathDependencies == null)
      return null;

    // Copy the list of full-path dependencies into an array.
    string[] fullPathDependenciesArray = new string[fullPathDependencies.Count];
    fullPathDependencies.CopyTo(fullPathDependenciesArray, 0);
    // Copy the virtual path into an array.
    string[] virtualPathArray = new string[1];
    virtualPathArray[0] = virtualPath;

    return new CacheDependency(virtualPathArray, fullPathDependenciesArray, utcStart);
    return Previous.GetCacheDependency(virtualPath, virtualPathDependencies, utcStart);
Public Overrides Function GetCacheDependency(ByVal virtualPath As String, ByVal virtualPathDependencies As IEnumerable, ByVal utcStart As Date) As CacheDependency
  If (IsPathVirtual(virtualPath)) Then

    Dim fullPathDependencies As System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection
    fullPathDependencies = Nothing

    ' Get the full path to all dependencies.
    For Each virtualDependency As String In virtualPathDependencies
      If fullPathDependencies Is Nothing Then
        fullPathDependencies = New System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection
      End If


    If fullPathDependencies Is Nothing Then
      Return Nothing
    End If

    Dim fullPathDependenciesArray As String()
    fullPathDependencies.CopyTo(fullPathDependenciesArray, 0)

    Return New CacheDependency(fullPathDependenciesArray, utcStart)
    Return Previous.GetCacheDependency(virtualPath, virtualPathDependencies, utcStart)
  End If
End Function


The default implementation of the GetCacheDependency method returns null. To cache virtual resources for later use you must override either the GetCacheDependency method or the GetFileHash method.

Applies to