ITextSharp saying File not found when published to My server

ITextSharp saying File not found when published to My server

I am using ItextSharp and I am getting a new font for it by doing this

string  fontPath = Path.GetFullPath("C:\\BMSApplicationFiles\\Fonts\\FREE3OF9.TTF"); BaseFont barCodeBase = BaseFont.CreateFont(fontPath, BaseFont.CP1252, BaseFont.EMBEDDED); 

That file is in that directory on both my dev machine and the server. When i run this on my dev machine it works fine, when published to my server I get an error saying FREE3OF9.TTF is not found as a file or a resource. I have double and triple checked that the file is in fact there on my server. My application has full trust on IIS. and IIS user has full access to this folder. And still I get this error. Very frustrating. Any ideas??

This code is Not inside the Web Application but inside a DLL class library that the web application is referencing. Do I need to add any more special permissions or something?

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Most probably you have a security issue.. If you run IIS7 then check this IIS_IUSRS group has an access to the file (open file properties in explorer select Security tab etc). . If you run IIS6 then check this IUSR_MachineName account has an access to the file..


I had a similar error when I tried to receive it working with IIS. Within IIS, I had to add he file directory as a virtual drive. That worked for me when I had a similar position set up. Hopefully it works for you, best of luck.

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