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Browser Detection using ASP.NET

, 6 May 2009 CPOL 436.4K 5.8K 186
Using and updating your machine.config file to better detect browser type in ASP.NET
/*
Used to determine Browser Capabilities by the Browsers UserAgent string.
Copyright (C) 2002-Present  Owen Brady (Ocean at xvision.com)

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA
*/
using System;

namespace Ocean.Web.HttpCapabilities
{
	/// <summary>
	/// Allows read only access to browser details that were able to be determined.
	/// </summary>
	public class Result
	{
		System.Collections.Specialized.StringDictionary Items;
		/// <summary>
		/// Initializes a new instance of the Result class.
		/// </summary>
		/// <param name="items">
		/// This is the data which this class will be handle request made though this class.
		/// </param>
		internal Result(System.Collections.Specialized.StringDictionary items)
		{
			Items =items;
		}
		/// <summary>
		/// Gets the browser string (if any) that was transmitted in the User-Agent header.
		/// </summary>
		public string Browser
		{
			get
			{
				return this["browser"];
			}
		}
		/// <summary>
		/// Gets the full version number of the client browser.
		/// </summary>
		public string Version
		{
			get
			{
				return this["version"];
			}
		}
		/// <summary>
		/// Gets the Platform that the browser is running on.
		/// </summary>
		public string Platform
		{
			get
			{
				return this["platform"];
			}
		}
		/// <summary>
		/// Gets the Operating System that the browser is running on.
		/// </summary>
		public string OS
		{
			get
			{
				return this["os"];
			}
		}
		/// <summary>
		/// Gets the  Mobile Device Manufacturer name.
		/// </summary>
		public string MobileDeviceManufacturer
		{
			get
			{
				return this["MobileDeviceManufacturer"];
			}
		}
		/// <summary>
		/// Gets the Mobile Device Model information.
		/// </summary>
		public string MobileDeviceModel
		{
			get
			{
				return this["mobileDeviceModel"];
			}
		}
		/// <summary>
		/// Gets the browsers Html Rendering Engine.
		/// </summary>
		public string BrowserHtmlEngine
		{
			get
			{
				return this["BrowserHtmlEngine"];
			}
		}
		/// <summary>
		/// Gets the browsers Build.
		/// </summary>
		public string BrowserBuild
		{
			get
			{
				return this["BrowserBuild"];
			}
		}
		/// <summary>
		/// Gets if the Browser was identified as a bot of some kind.
		/// </summary>
		public bool IsBot
		{
			get
			{
				if (this["IsBot"].ToLower()=="true")
				{
					return true;
				}
				return false;
			}
		}
		/// <summary>
		/// Gets if the Browser was identified as a Mobile Device.
		/// </summary>
		public bool isMobileDevice
		{
			get
			{
				if (this["isMobileDevice"].ToLower()=="true")
				{
					return true;
				}
				return false;
			}	
		}
		/// <summary>
		/// Gets the Dot.Net version (when present) of the most recent version listed of the runtime.
		/// </summary>
		public string clrVersion
		{
			get
			{
				return this["clrVersion"];
			}
		}
		/// <summary>
		/// Gets the raw data that matches the key supplied.
		/// </summary>
		public string this [string key]
		{
			get 
			{ 
				if (Items[key.ToLower()]!=null)
				{
					return Items[key.ToLower()]; 
				}
				return "";
			}
		}
		/// <summary>
		/// Gets the keys returned from processing.
		/// </summary>
		public string[] Keys
		{
			get
			{
				string[] a = new string[Items.Keys.Count];
				Items.Keys.CopyTo(a,0);
				return a;
			}
		}
	}
}

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