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Question regardning urls in episerver



I have a copule of pages that have short urls given on them (page.Property["PageExternalUrl"]) now I'm in a situation where I need to get the "long friendly external url" (normal freindly url you get when short url is empty) programmaticly. Is there a way to get this url from pagedata object in a "good performance way" when you have given short url of given page?


Jan 22, 2013 15:56

Hi M,
you could try this:

        public static string GetFriendlyUrl(PageData page)
            UrlBuilder url = new UrlBuilder(page.LinkURL);
            url.QueryLanguage = page.LanguageBranch;
            return url.ToString();


Jan 23, 2013 10:13

Thansks, but I've tried that. If current page has short url given I get the short url not the "friendly-long-url".... maybe its because of  custom made urlprovider in my case... i'll have to look into that... thanks!


Jan 23, 2013 10:30

Oh, I see. However, in a standard 6 R2 site, the "GetFriendlyUrl" method I posted should still return the friendly url, and not the simple address. So yeah, checking custom code would probably be a step in the right direction :-)

It's also possible to turn of simple addresses, byt setting enableSimpleAddress="false" in web.config.

Edited, Jan 23, 2013 11:17
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