Accessing File from the Server

I developed a WCF service and consuming to another application. In that service i have an xml file.

What is the way to access the file.

I have used the following code:

public string InsertData(string Name, string Email, string Message)
    string file = System.Web.Hosting.HostingEnvironment.MapPath("DataFile.xml");
    DataTable dtEmployee = ReadXML(file);
    // adding Employee Object values to datarow.
    DataRow dr = dtEmployee.NewRow();
    dr["Name"] = Name;
    dr["Email"] = Email;
    dr["Message"] = Message;
    return "Success";

File exists on the same project. How can i access that file. You can get the idea from the following screenshot:

Currently the file is getting null.

Please help. I searched a lot but still not getting the value..


you can use the below menioned code.

Add method name in your interface of service like

    string GetXmlstring();

Implemetation of method look like

public string GetXmlstring()
        var fileName = AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory;
        StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(fileName+"\\DataFile.xml");
        return reader.ReadToEnd();

call that method like

        ServiceReference1.Service1Client ss = new ServiceReference1.Service1Client();
        var xmlstring=ss.GetXdoc();

Now xmlstring contain the xml string.

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