File another one under learning something new everyday. Patrick was asking me what the best way is to get the scheme + host + port of a Uri in .NET. We discussed a few ways that we’ve done it in the past, but agreed that there must be a better way.
Uri.GetLeftPart! This will give you everything up to and including the part you want.
new Uri(http://somewhere.com:8080/this/is/path?andQuery#fragment), calling
GetLeftPart(UriPartial.Authority) will give you back
http://somewhere.com:8080. You can also use
Query. There’s a table showing what comes back at each part in the MSDN documentation.
It sure beats the string manipulations I’ve done in the past!