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Url Properties of SPSite and SPWeb

Published on 14-Dec-2012 | Comments

There are some properties for SPSite and SPWeb class using which we can get the URL values for the sites and webs. The two most used of these properties are - 'ServerRelativeUrl' and 'Url'

As a developer we use the values of the properties for writing some logic for satifying the business needs. Whenever I used to write a OM code to use these properties, the first question which flashes in my mind - "What values are returned by these properties?". I immediately create a cosole application, and check the values returned by these properties and contiue with the actual work. I have seen many other developers doing this. So, for a quick reference I prepared the below table which has the url values returned by these properties.

Some poeple may find this easy, but some (like me ;)) get confused when the sites have managed paths. These properties return the managed path if the site has one. Here goes the list

SCENARIO 1: A Site Collection (SPSite) without any managed path.

URL : 'http://rams'
Property Value
SPSite.ServerRelativeUrl /
SPSite.Url http://rams
SPWeb.ServerRelativeUrl /
SPWeb.Url http://rams
Url - http://rams/about ('about' is a sub site)
SPSite.ServerRelativeUrl /
SPSite.Url http://rams
SPWeb.ServerRelativeUrl /about
SPWeb.Url http://rams/about

This looks pretty simple. We get confused when sites are created using managed paths. Below are the samples values for site created with managed paths

SCENARIO 2: A Site Collection with a managed path (of type Explict inclusion). For the below URL '/my' is the managed path

URL : 'http://rams/my'
Property Value
SPSite.ServerRelativeUrl /my
SPSite.Url http://rams/my
SPWeb.ServerRelativeUrl /my
SPWeb.Url http://rams/my
Url - http://rams/my/about ('about' is a sub site)
SPSite.ServerRelativeUrl /my
SPSite.Url http://rams/my
SPWeb.ServerRelativeUrl /my/about
SPWeb.Url http://rams/my/about

 

SCENARIO 3: A Site Collection with a managed path (of type Wilcard inclusion). For the below URL '/sites' is the managed path, and a site collection is created at '/blog'

URL : 'http://rams/sites/blog'
Property Value
SPSite.ServerRelativeUrl /sites/blog
SPSite.Url http://rams/sites/blog
SPWeb.ServerRelativeUrl /sites/blog
SPWeb.Url http://rams/sites/blog
Url - http://rams/sites/blog/about ('about' is a sub site)
SPSite.ServerRelativeUrl /sites/blog
SPSite.Url http://rams/sites/blog
SPWeb.ServerRelativeUrl /sites/blog/about
SPWeb.Url http://rams/sites/blog/about

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