How can Site.Master access a variable created by Global.asax?

Posted on 2011-02-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a variable I'd like to create in the Global.asax file that I then want to access from the Site.Master file.  How can I do that?  

Question by:newbieweb
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by:Paul Jackson
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Use a Session variable.

In global.asax sun Session_Start or Application_Start depending on whether you want the value to be unique to the user session or the application as a whole.

Sesssion("mySessionVar") = 'valuetobestored'

Then access it on the master page :


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I get this exception:
"Session state is not available in this context." when I try this first step...

            Session["RDDBAdminDataStore"] = rddbAdminDataStore;
            Session["AppPermissions"] = appPermissions;

Do I first need to create a Session variable?
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HttpContext.Current.Session.Add(Key, Value)
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Both the


and the


are null in Global.Application_Start()

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newbieweb earned 0 total points
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So this threw an exception:
HttpContext.Current.Session.Add(Key, Value)

So, I ended up using:

Context.Items["mySessionVar"] = mySessionVar;

But you got me close.

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