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Internet Explorer -- prevent css file cache

Posted on 2013-05-20
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I need to prevent Internet Explorer css file cache.

How can I fix the below \App_Start\BundleConfig.cs or another file to include “?version=1” or something ?

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1.      Create new ASP.net MVC 4 C# APP
2.      Open \Content\Site.css
•      Change H2 font size
3.      Run app
•      Font change appears
4.      Change H2 font size again
5.      Run app again
•      Font change does not appear
6.      Open \Views\Shared\_Layout.cshtml
•      Add below inside <head> after other CSS statements
•      link href="@Url.Content("/Content/Site.css? version=1")" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
7.      Run app again
•      Font change appears correctly
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Question by:finance_teacher
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joshbula earned 500 total points
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Usually you can double-click the "Refresh" button a few times and it will re-load the css file.  You don't want to completely prevent caching because that's one of the reasons using a css file is more efficient than inline styles.
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by:finance_teacher
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Any other solution to this CSS "version=x" issue ?
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by:Amandeep Singh Bhullar
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