obtain PageReference from linkcollection item


I need to read properties from the pages added to a Link Colection

Any ideea how could I obtain a reference to each page in a Link Collection property?

I have the link to the page in the LinkItem object how can i use it or maybe if there is any other way please let me know


#27021 Jan 14, 2009 12:56
  • Mattias Andersson
    Member since: 2005


     If the LinkItem.Href is not a friendly url, I suppose you could substring it and get the id?

    #27028 Jan 14, 2009 16:01
  • Erik Nordin Wahlberg
    Member since: 2004
    I've never used the LinkCollection, but if you have a URL you can parse it by PageReference.ParseUrl(...);
    #27032 Jan 14, 2009 17:32
  • Anders Hattestad
    Member since: 1996

    or by
    PageReference res = PermanentLinkUtility.GetPageReference(new UrlBuilder(url));

    If you use Itera.MultiProperty you can loop over the item like this:

    <Itera:Property ID="Property2" runat="server" PropertyName="LinksRelaterte.Links" SuppressEmpty=false >
                Href={this.Href}<br />
                PageReference={this.Href.ToPageData()}<br />
                PageLink={this.Href.ToPageData().LinkURL}<br />
                PageName={this.Href.ToPageData().PageName}<br />
               Text={this.Text}<br />
               Target={this.Target}<br />

    This will generate output like:
    The Norwegian Embassy, Tokyo Href=~/link/f4fb6b10a78c425fbf4febf6830bd8af.aspx?epslanguage=en
    Text=The Norwegian Embassy, Tokyo

    #27033 Edited, Jan 14, 2009 18:37

    thanks for the answers

    my solution was to get the GUID of the page in order to use this

    PermanentLinkUtility.FindPageReference(new Guid(sGuid)) 

    but this was a temporary solution, i really wanted to use 

    PageReference res = PermanentLinkUtility.GetPageReference(new UrlBuilder(url)); 

    where url i thought it would be the  LinkItemCollection.LinkItem.Href but this didn't worked as expected

    I am using LinkItemCollection and the target objects are LinkItem objects

    It would be nice if there was a method like in your example : Href.ToPageData()


    #27048 Jan 15, 2009 11:50

    Also PageReference.ParseUrl is not helping i get a pagereference with ID 0  every time

    The LinkItem.href looks something like this ~/Link/SomeGuid.aspx

    #27049 Jan 15, 2009 11:55
  • gustaf.lindqvist
    Member since: 2007


    Maybe this answer comes a little bit late, but I think I have found a small solution to this. The I found the secret solution in the method:  PermanentLinkMapStore.TryToMapped(linkItem.Href, out selectedOutPutString);

     So what I did for short was to first get the PropertyLinkCollection, then started to loop through all the LinkItems. My purpose was only to get hold of the pages and not documents, external links, but these could easily also be handled. See my solution below:


    // Create a new PageDataCollection
                PageDataCollection indexPages = new PageDataCollection();

                // Get the property
                PropertyLinkCollection propertyIndexPages = CurrentPage.Property["IndexPages"] as PropertyLinkCollection;
                // Make sure it is not null
                if (propertyIndexPages != null)
                    // Loop through all the links in the property
                    foreach (LinkItem link in propertyIndexPages.Links)
                        // Create the output strin
                        string linkUrl = string.Empty;
                        // Try to map the link
                        PermanentLinkMapStore.TryToMapped(link.Href, out linkUrl);
                        // Make sure there is a link, Externa urls will not be mapped, but documents will.
                        if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(linkUrl))
                            // Try to cast to a PageReference
                            PageReference pageRef = PageReference.ParseUrl(linkUrl);
                            // In this case only add Pages, you could here also handle documents



    Hope this could help a little bit.



    #27833 Feb 10, 2009 10:51
  • magnus.osterhult
    Member since: 2006

    thanks gustaf.

    your little piece of code helped me out.

    sweet as!

    #29554 May 04, 2009 19:37