Redirecting to a certain page using C#

I am looking for a way for a user to login to a certain page upon login.  Let me paint a scenario.  Let's say the user wants to go to a certain page on the site, but is not able to until they login, the desired function would be to allow the user to go to the page they selected before they logged in as opposed to the default page.  How can I do that using C# with asp.net?
VBBRettAsked:
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Daniel Van Der WerkenIndependent ConsultantCommented:
One way to do this is to keep the redirect location in a database table for each user:

Username     RedirectPage
VBBRett         /pages/page01.aspx
Dan7el           /pages/page05.aspx

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Then, when the user logs in, read the page they're supposed to go to from the table and redirect to that page.
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VBBRettAuthor Commented:
This is not exactly what I was anticipating.  What I mean by my question is the following:

VBBrett typically redirects to members/home.aspx when he logs in, but he thinks to type in members/controlpanel.aspx before he is able to login, so he is immediately faced with the login screen.  After he successfully puts his credentials in, I want him to be redirected to members/controlpanel.aspx since that is where he initially wanted to go before he logged in as opposed to members/home.aspx.  But, if he decides to just go through the default process, he will just be redirected to members/home.aspx.  Does that make sense?  Let me know!  Thanks!
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louisfrCommented:
Are you using a Login control?
If so, do not specify a value for the DestinationPageUrl property.

If you're using a FormsAuthentication, there is a GetRedirectUrl method.

You can also look for a ReturnUrl parameter in the query.
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gladxmlCommented:
If you are not using login control or form authentication

You can mimic the GetRedirectURL process

Basically the previous page before it is redirected to the login has been added as a querystring. you need to code in your method where you check if the person is login or not.

Now if the person credential is correct then you can redirect that person to the previous page which can be taken in the querystring.

If somehow the person go directly to the login page therefore there is no querystring you can redirect him to the default page.

HTH.
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VBBRettAuthor Commented:
OK, I am about to try it now with some C# code and will post back what the  result is.  Thank you!
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