Solved

Accessing Application object from controller

Posted on 2010-11-15
2
430 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
New to web development. Having a bit of "flow confusion".

I set an Application value in global.asax that identifies the environment (dev/test/prod).

I have a base controller that I want to expose a "CanUserEdit" property to be used by controllers, and also set an Application value for views to consume.

In my master page, I test "ViewData["CanUserEdit"]", which explodes because there is no such value.

I can't set the ViewData value in the base controller's constructor because there's no HttpContext at that point.

So, where can I hook into to set the ViewData value and how will this tie in with unit testing? I guess I'll need to be able to hand over a mock context for testing.

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:ToddBeaulieu
2 Comments
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
Kumaraswamy R earned 500 total points
ID: 34186242
0
 
LVL 16

Author Closing Comment

by:ToddBeaulieu
ID: 34293557
Actually, the solution turned out to be setting the ViewData in the Initialize event of the controller.

protected override void Initialize(System.Web.Routing.RequestContext requestContext)
        {
            base.Initialize(requestContext);

            SetViewData();
        }

I'll give you the solution, though, because it was actually an interesting writeup. Thank you.
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this Article, I will provide a few tips in problem and solution manner. Opening an ASPX page in Visual studio 2003 is very slow. To make it fast, please do follow below steps:   Open the Solution/Project. Right click the ASPX file to b…
ASP.Net to Oracle Connectivity Recently I had to develop an ASP.NET application connecting to an Oracle database.As I am doing it first time ,I had to solve several problems. This article will help to such developers  to develop an ASP.NET client…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

685 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question