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Get The URL For the Page Serving Your Silverlight App

, 21 May 2010 CPOL
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Dorothy was right - there's no place like home.
I needed to use a different connection string for database access, depending on what host was serving my Silverlight application. Here's how to do it:
 
For VB:
Imports System.Windows.Browser
Dim url As String = HtmlPage.Document.DocumentUri.ToString()
 
For C#:
using System.Windows.Browser;
string url = HtmlPage.Document.DocumentUri.ToString();



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John Simmons / outlaw programmer
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I've been paid as a programmer since 1982 with experience in Pascal, and C++ (both self-taught), and began writing Windows programs in 1991 using Visual C++ and MFC. In the 2nd half of 2007, I started writing C# Windows Forms and ASP.Net applications, and have since done WPF, Silverlight, WCF, web services, and Windows services.
 
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QuestionHost site PinmemberThomas Hagström6-Feb-13 23:06 
To reference files on the hosting web site I needed the actual host web site path.
 
This is what I did:
 
		/// <summary>
		/// Get the site URL (one step up from ClientBin)
		/// </summary>
		public string HostWebSite
		{
			get
			{
				string host = App.Current.Host.Source.AbsoluteUri;
				int clientBin = host.IndexOf("ClientBin", 0);
				if (clientBin == -1)
					return "Could not find \"ClientBin\" in " + host;
 
				return host.Substring(0, clientBin);
			}
		}

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