.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

Path 'OPTIONS' is forbidden

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 24, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net
Don't know exactly where this goes, so I shall post here.

I'm getting an error when I link to a Word Document.  My Hyperlink control simply opens up the doc in a new window.  The error message is "Path to 'OPTIONS' is forbidden."

The Word document actually comes up and is displayed, but my error handling sends me about 5 emails each time a document is viewed.  I'm using MS Application Blocks, and this is the error I'm getting:

1) Exception Information


Exception Type: System.Web.HttpException

ErrorCode: -2147467259

Message: Path 'OPTIONS' is forbidden.

Data: System.Collections.ListDictionaryInternal

TargetSite: Void ProcessRequest(System.Web.HttpContext)

HelpLink: NULL

Source: System.Web

StackTrace Information


at System.Web.HttpMethodNotAllowedHandler.ProcessRequest(HttpContext context)

at System.Web.Http

View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

Error: Even id 1309 path 'OPTIONS' is forbidden



I have an error in Application log, popping out every 2-3 minutes on the anonymous site :

Could anyone help?

My version is

Thank you!


Event code: 3005 

Event message: An unhandled exception has occurred. 

Event time: 12/11/2010 12:05:45 μμ 

Event time (UTC): 12/11/2010 10:05:45 πμ 

Event ID: c660c61560a24bc58ed9d01d3b3777f3 

Event sequence: 206754 

Event occurrence: 178 

Event detail code: 0 

Application information: 

    Application domain: /LM/W3SVC/618284891/Root-1-129340195453237409 

    Trust level: Full 

    Application Virtual Path: / 

    Application Path: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\anonymousSite


Process information: 

    Process ID: 4928 

    Process name: w3wp.exe 

Exception information: 

    Exception type: HttpException 

    Exception message: Path 'OPTIONS' is forbidden. 

Request information: 

    Request URL: http://www.ANONYMOUS.gr/ 


Developer options not available in Info path 2010...


Hi all,

I installed InfoPath 2010 with ".NET Programmability Support" & "Visual Studio Tools for Applications" the installation was a success. but the developer tools options are disabled....

Also if i create form and place a button so that i can write a custom code even the code editor button is disabled.

also the "Programming" section is missing in "Form options"

Please let me know if u have faced the same problem and have rectified it...

Thanks and Regards

Arun kumar

What Do the Different Printer Options using Windows Mobile Pocket Pc

Select Printer Options:
bullet Printer: Select the printer to print to. Some printer selections work for a variety of printers, such as the "HP PCL" selection which prints to most Hewlett Packard DeskJet, LaserJet and compatible printers.
bullet Port: Select between Infrared, Bluetooth, Network printing and Serial (COM1-COM8). Most Windows CE devices only have Infrared and COM1 and need special attachments to use the other selections. USB printing and printing across an ActiveSync connection to a desktop printer is not supported.
NOTE: On many Pocket PC devices, you CANNOT use the serial and infrared ports at the same time. This means that if your device is connected to your desktop PC using the serial Sync cable, the Infrared port will not work. You must disconnect the serial connection to use Infrared printing.
bullet Color/Mono: Select Monochrome (Black & White) if your printer is not a color printer (or if you wish to print in mono). If your printer has color capabilities AND has a black ink capability, select "4-Color CMYK". If your printer cannot hold both color ink and black ink at the same time, select "3-Color CMY".
bullet Paper Size: Select paper size for use. You can choose "Custom" and then set special paper sizes in the "Custom Paper" Width and Height boxes. For printers that use "roll" paper, you can set a maximum paper height of 22 inches.

More Settings O

Virtual Path Problem


 I get the following error on last line below (working on remote host): 'E:\web\sfcascom\ls_admin/uploads/images/001.JPG' is not a valid virtual path,

Note that the slashes go in different directions

I've tried a number of things but nothing seems to work. Thanks-


Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Drawing.Drawing2D
Imports System.Drawing.Imaging
Imports System.Web.UI.WebControls

Imports System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageCodecInfo
Partial Class Protected_imageupload
    Inherits System.Web.UI.Page
    Private Sub btnUpload_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnUpload.Click
        ' Initialize variables
        Dim sSavePath As String
        Dim sThumbExtension As String
        Dim intThumbWidth As Integer
        Dim intThumbHeight As Integer
        Dim sFilename As String = ""
        ' Set constant values
        'sSavePath = "images/"
        sSavePath = Server.MapPath("~/") + "ls_admin/uploads/images/"

        sThumbExtension = "_thumb"
        intThumbWidth = 160
        intThumbHeight = 120

        ' If file field isn?t empty
        If FilUpload.PostedFile IsNot Nothing Then
            ' Check file size (mustn?t be 0)
            Dim myFile As Http

HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden


(VB Express website directed me to ASP.NET Web Services which in turn redirected me to this forum).

 Hopefully someone can help me here...... 

I am using VIsual Web Developer and downloaded the small business application to use as a starting point to help my wife get a website up for her small business. When I load the application, I can F5 and it runs fine but as soon as I make any modification to the app and hit F5, I get the HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden when it tries to show the website.

I notice a pop up that occurs when I run that allows me to choose the link for my app and it displays correctly (I close the webpage that has the error on it).

This seems like a pain, is there a setting I'm missing - I would think that this should "just work".

What's up?????



Replacement options for Membership


Hi everyone,
     I tried to use Microsoft's Membership option for signing up new users and authenticating them on subsequent pages, but it has not worked very well. The biggest issue has been with the REMEMBER ME function. With this checked, I am randomly logged out in the middle of some functions and some pages always show me as not authenticated, while others properly show me as authenticated. I built a site based on VB.
I was wondering what other people are using ro register users and monitor authentication and also if anyone has had better experiences with other solutions. 

Hi everyone,

     I tried to use Microsoft's Membership option for signing up new users and authenticating them on subsequent pages, but it has not worked very well. The biggest issue has been with the REMEMBER ME function. With this checked, I am randomly logged out in the middle of some functions and some pages always show me as not authenti

Creating a user friendly alias for the website path


 Hello mates,

I am hosting my ASP.NET application on a Windows 2003 Server.

To browse to my application one has to type the path :http://serverName/applicationName

I want users to only type  applicationName on the web adress area.I believe there is something to do with alias and CNAME on DNS records that can adress this.

Any help on how to go about doing this will be highly appreciated.

How to set SearchRoot Path in Active Directory in this scenario


How to set SearchRoot Path in Active Directory in this scenario:

Functionality: We have scenario that 1<sup>st</sup> hit one LDAP server with some 'fixed user name' &' fixed password ' and filter data with specific User name(which given by user) getting 'User dn'.

After that we hit Next LDAP server based on the 'User dn' getting from 1<sup>st</sup> server.

(So, in my case 1<sup>st</sup> LDAP server works like as Load balancing server but functionalitywise it is different)


Split URL/Path in Classic AND .net 2.0


I need to be able to get the different parts of the URI (and convert from/to relative page paths) in BOTH classic ASP and .Net 2.0 (VB).

For example, if I have "http://sitename.company.com/index.aspx?sec=fred&pag=dis&mode=1" OR "/index.aspx?sec=fred&pag=dis&mode=1"

IS there a function where I can pass in either string (assuming I'm on sitename.company.com) and get back an array with:

(0): sitename.company.com
(1): index.aspx
(2): sec=fred&pag=dis&mode=1

(Or, alternately, three different functions that would return the three parts?)


Path not valid.



im trying to save a file, filename as current date and time.it will give an error.

any ideas.

here is my code

string datetime=DateTime.Now.ToString();

if (GridviewtoCSV("~/Admin/doc/Reports/" + batchid.ToString() + datetime + ".csv", transactiongrid) && GridviewtoPDF("~/Admin/doc/Reports/" + batchid.ToString() + datetime + ".pdf", transactiongrid))

Scale Out: Distributed Caching On The Path To Scalability


Developers frequently face issues related to scalability bottlenecks when they have applications that need to handle a lot of load. This article describes the role of a distributed cache in building scalable applications.

Iqbal Khan

MSDN Magazine July 2009

Foundations: Render Text On A Path With WPF


With Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) you can lay out text on a path, then animate the individual points defining the path and watch the characters bounce around in response.

Charles Petzold

MSDN Magazine December 2008

Instrumentation: Powerful Instrumentation Options in .NET Let You Build Manageable Apps with Confide


As systems grow and become more heterogeneous, so their complexity increases. The more code you write, the more that can go wrong. The more that can go wrong, the more you need a good instrumentation policy. In this article, the author looks at the various technologies available in the .NET Framework, such as tracing, logging, WMI, EIF, which are designed to help you. He will also look at the pitfalls you should avoid and provide you with the fundamentals from both a technical and managerial perspective so that you can instrument your code effectively.

Jon Fancey

MSDN Magazine April 2004

ASP.NET: Nine Options for Managing Persistent User State in Your ASP.NET Application


ASP.NET provides many different ways to persist data between user requests. You can use the Application object, cookies, hidden fields, the Session or Cache objects, and lots of other methods. Deciding when to use each of these can sometimes be difficult. This article will introduce the aforementioned techniques and present some guidelines on when to use them. Although many of these techniques existed in classic ASP, best practices for when to use them have changed with the introduction of the .NET Framework. To persist data in ASP.NET, you'll have to adjust what you learned previously about handling state in ASP.

Steven Smith

MSDN Magazine April 2003

Resource File: Technical Support Options


Development can have its frustrating moments. How many times have you been in the middle of a project and encountered a problem you just couldn't solve alone? In order to help you through this, Microsoft provides quite a wide variety of support options from Web-based chats and newsgroups to paid premier customer support.

MSDN Magazine February 2003

ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend