Overriding the meaning of ~ in ASP.NET
Random techie discovery… You can override the meaning of the tilde (~) in paths in ASP.NET.
I often use the
~ so that it doesn’t matter whether my web application is sitting at the root level or in a virtual directory. For example, I could include this as the href of a link tag to make ASP.NET write out the correct path of a stylesheet:
I discovered today that you can override the meaning of that
~, to potentially point anywhere you like, such as a subfolder. See here for details.