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Posted 1 Jun 2004

Browser Detection using ASP.NET

, 6 May 2009 CPOL
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

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using System;

namespace Ocean.Web.HttpCapabilities
	/// <summary>
	/// Configuration section handler used to gain acces to the browser config section to allow the
	/// procesing of useragent and header information to determine the browser details.
	/// </summary>
	public class SectionHandler:System.Configuration.IConfigurationSectionHandler
		/// <summary>
		/// Implements configuration section handler, and returns a settings object which will use the config data to process the browser identification request.
		/// </summary>
		/// <param name="parent">
		/// The configuration settings in a corresponding parent configuration section. 
		/// </param>
		/// <param name="context">
		/// An HttpConfigurationContext when Create is called from the ASP.NET configuration system. Otherwise, this parameter is reserved and is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic). 
		/// </param>
		/// <param name="section">
		/// The XmlNode that contains the configuration information from the configuration file. Provides direct access to the XML contents of the configuration section. 
		/// </param>
		/// <returns>
		/// A Settings object.
		/// </returns>
		public System.Object Create ( System.Object parent , System.Object context , System.Xml.XmlNode section )
			Settings settings;
			if(parent == null)
				settings = Settings.Default;
				settings = (Settings)parent;
			if (section!=null)
			return settings;

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About the Author

Chris Maunder
Founder CodeProject
Canada Canada
Chris is the Co-founder, Administrator, Architect, Chief Editor and Shameless Hack who wrote and runs The Code Project. He's been programming since 1988 while pretending to be, in various guises, an astrophysicist, mathematician, physicist, hydrologist, geomorphologist, defence intelligence researcher and then, when all that got a bit rough on the nerves, a web developer. He is a Microsoft Visual C++ MVP both globally and for Canada locally.

His programming experience includes C/C++, C#, SQL, MFC, ASP, ASP.NET, and far, far too much FORTRAN. He has worked on PocketPCs, AIX mainframes, Sun workstations, and a CRAY YMP C90 behemoth but finds notebooks take up less desk space.

He dodges, he weaves, and he never gets enough sleep. He is kind to small animals.

Chris was born and bred in Australia but splits his time between Toronto and Melbourne, depending on the weather. For relaxation he is into road cycling, snowboarding, rock climbing, and storm chasing.

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