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How to get current page title?

  • How to get current page title?
  • How can I get the current pageNode and access its properties?
  • Hi Bruno,

    Here's one way of doing it. I have this code in a UserControl that I drop onto my Master Template so that each page gets a Page title. Just so my clients (content editors) don't get confused when creating content and try to add a title themselves I have it setup so that when the page is in design/edit mode it displays a place holder message.

    <%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="PageTitle.ascx.cs" Inherits="theme_controls_content_PageTitle" %>
    <asp:Literal ID="lblPageTitle" runat="server" />

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Web;
    using System.Web.UI;
    using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
    using Telerik.Sitefinity.Web;
    using Telerik.Sitefinity.Modules.Pages;
    public partial class theme_controls_content_PageTitle : System.Web.UI.UserControl
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            if (!Page.IsPostBack)
                if (!this.IsDesignMode())
                    string title = new PageManager().GetPageNode(new Guid(SiteMapBase.GetCurrentProvider().CurrentNode.Key)).Title;
                    if (title != "")
                        lblPageTitle.Text = title;
                    lblPageTitle.Text = "Page Title automatically inserted.";

    Hope that helps.

  • Hello ,

    You should better use SiteMapBase.GetActualCurrentNode() and from there get a reference to the PageNode object.

    Best wishes,
    Ivan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team
  • Good point Ivan, I had created that code during Beta/RC, before GetActualCurrentNode() existed. I also only ever use custom menus that fix the menu item Group bug by assigning a group item the same url as the first node so the code i provided always works as expected.

    But yes, I would recommend changing the retrieval of the title to:
    string title = SiteMapBase.GetActualCurrentNode().Title;

  • Hi,

    Is there a way for me to get the page Revision number from code?

  • Hi Andrei,

    Do you mean the page Version? If so there is a public property of the content object - Version that you can use.

    Best wishes,
    Ivan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team

  • Ivan,

    Yes, I meant the page version, sorry. I am just trying to find in the forums the line of code that
    I need. I am still learning the API and so am unsure how to get to it.

    I am looking for something like "string version = Page.CurrentPage.Version;" or something like that.

    Many thanks,
  • Hello Andrei,

    The GetActualCurrentNode returns PageSiteNode. You can call GetPageNode of the page manager and get the version

                var m= PageManager.GetManager();
                var s = m.GetPageNode(PageSiteNode.Id);
                var version = s.Page.Version;

    Best wishes,
    Ivan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team

  • Ivan,

    That is wonderful, thanks. I will give it a go.

    Many thanks,
  • So, I have a user widget with public property with default value described in constructor.
    This default value must be current page name.
    pageTitle = new PageManager().GetPageNode(new Guid(SiteMapBase.GetCurrentProvider().CurrentNode.Key)).Title
    pageTitle = SiteMapBase.GetActualCurrentNode().Title
    is working until I click "Edit" link for this widget.
    Seems that Edit window asks my widget and pageTitle is being calculated again. But I see that SiteMapBase.GetActualCurrentNode() and SiteMapBase.GetCurrentProvider().CurrentNode are null. Probably because SiteMapBase.GetCurrentProvider() is of type  BackendSiteMap. How can I get SitefinitySiteMap in this case and will it help me to get current page title?
  • Hello Anatoliy Gerasin,

    The actual page during page edit mode is not the page that you are editing. The SiteMap provider used in the front end is returning null because the page is not part of this provider. You can try using ths.Page.Title to get the title.

    Best wishes,
    Radoslav Georgiev
    the Telerik team

  • And there is no way to get content page title in Edit modal window in any context, is there?
  • Hello Anatoliy Gerasin,

    Can you please elaborate a little bit on the scenario. Are you editing the page in the page editor or you are using browse and edit?

    Best wishes,
    Radoslav Georgiev
    the Telerik team

  • There is a case I tried just now:
    - Create new custom widget "MyWidget".
    - Add property "PageUrl" with default value calculated as described above (with node calculation).
    - Add label "MyLabel" and fill it with PageUrl value.
    - Create new page "test-page" with URL "/test-page" and go to editing this page.
    - Drag and drop "MyWidget" in the edit window.
    - I see that Label shows "test-page"
    - Then I click "Edit" link on dropped "MyWidget"
    - I see Edit window and see "MyLabel" equals empty string. But I would like to get "test-page" string in this case.

    However I discovered that HttpContext.Current.Request.UrlReferrer = "/test-page/Action/Edit" in Edit window. Therefore I could check if I can get page url from CurrentNode - and if not - then parse UrlReferrer with regular expression.
    This is a workaround but I confused to use it - is there more "civilized" solution?