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Use different templates based on URL

Posted on 2008-06-12
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Hi.  I am close to launching two websites that use the same web application, but each uses a different stylesheet for the same master page.  Currently I am storing a session variable that indicates which "site" the user is currently on and I set the appropriate stylesheet.

Basically, the template displayed must depend on the URL.  When I launch the site next week, what is the best way to achieve this?

I would also like to retain the URL, so if there is a NoticeBoard.aspx page, then the person coming in on ThisUrl.com should see ThisUrl.com/NoticeBoard.aspx, and the user coming in on OtherUrl.com should see OtherUrl.com/NoticeBoard.aspx.

Thanks.
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by:Göran Andersson
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I suggest that you create two theme folders, for example "This" and "Other", and put the style sheets in those.

In the Page_PreInit method of the master page, check the value of the Page.Url.Host property, and set the Page.Theme property accordingly. This will automatically include a link tag in the header to include the correct style sheet.
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I've already handled the setting of the stylesheets.  I guess I'm just new at the game of setting up the servers to have urls pointing to the same web application and then for the web application to decipher which URL is being used.

I did just want to make sure I wasn't completely missing something here.

So, the URL checking is easy enough then - is there any help/tips you can give on setting up the server for the two domains?
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Göran Andersson earned 500 total points
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To make two domain names being handled by the same web application, you simply:

1. Make sure that both domain names point to the server.
2. Add both the domain names in the settings for the site in the IIS manager.

When someone browses to either domain name, the Page.Url.Host property will contain the domain name they used.
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