Server Object Extension Location at runtime

Discussion created by eliprandi on Nov 29, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 30, 2012 by eliprandi
We are trying to find out how to programmatically discover where the SOE gets "installed". We know it's under C:\Users\<arcgisuser>\AppData\Local\ESRI\Server10.1\AssemblyCache\{some guid}, but obviously, we don't want to hard-code such a path. Is there a way, starting inside the SOE Init() method, using the ServerObjectHelper, to find out such information?

We are using this to retrieve configuration files and other resources that are packaged with the SOE at runtime. Our current approach is using the current assembly path. This works fine for developers, however, we currently deploy a copy of our SOE assembly in the GAC. We are looking into fixing/changing this, but for now, that is what we have. This causes the SOE to be loaded from the GAC instead of the AssemblyCache folder. In turn, it cannot find the resources packaged with the SOE itself.
We do feel that ArcGIS Server should prefer the AssemblyCache dll version over the GAC, but we can't change that at this point.

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.