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Why does this demo using Response.ApplyAppPathModifier(Request.Url.PathAndQuery)?

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louis chan asked on 23 Apr 2010, 05:59 AM
Hi,
I am considering which approach should I use to make a menu navigation bar - sitemapdatasource or using the query string.
My menu bar is dynamically generating menu base on row data in my database table.
This demo is using Response.ApplyAppPathModifier(Request.Url.PathAndQuery) but I have seen there is an action to change those tabs.

Dim tab As RadTab = RadTabStrip1.FindTabByUrl(urlWithSessionID)
If Not IsNothing(tab) Then
   tab.SelectParents()
   tab.PageView.Selected = True
End If


so why do we need Response.ApplyAppPathModifier(Request.Url.PathAndQuery) here? I hope this will also help me develop my dynamically generating menu bar. Thx!

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Veselin Vasilev
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answered on 23 Apr 2010, 02:52 PM
Hi louis chan,

We used that method to overcome a problem when you are in a cookieless mode and a session id is added in the URL.

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answered on 24 Apr 2010, 04:39 AM
Hi Veskoni ,
Thx for the reply! Does this sample mean if I go to another page but the the master page contains this tabstrip, then the tab will be selected?
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answered on 26 Apr 2010, 11:55 AM
Hello louis chan,

In Page_Load of the master page you just need to find the selected tab and then select the parents. The tricky part is to find the correct tab - we use FindTabByUrl.

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answered on 26 Apr 2010, 01:00 PM
Hi Veskoni ,
Yup, but one thing that is needed to be concerned. Let's take telerik as an example. The community and it's post is under "Developer Productivity", how could u determine this tab should be selected?

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Veselin Vasilev
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answered on 29 Apr 2010, 12:34 PM
Hello louis chan,

Didn't the FindTabByUrl help? You find the tab by the url of the current request and select it.
That is all. Am I missing something?

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answered on 04 May 2010, 08:15 AM
Hi Veskoni,
May be I misunderstand yr meaning. Let me introduce my situration.
> Home (URL=http://abc.com)
  >Forum (URL=http://abc.com/forum/)
    >Top 5 Topics (URL=http://abc.com/topic5/)

Top 5 Topics is a page and under forum tab. If I directly go to Top 5 Topics, Forum tab should be selected. As a result http://abc.com/topic5/ is not equal to http://abc.com/forum/ . How could I select Forum in this case if user goes to top 5 topics?

Thx!
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answered on 07 May 2010, 08:28 AM
Hey guys! I want to draw u guys attention because I want to know how to implement my situration in common ways. Thx!
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answered on 07 May 2010, 09:41 AM
Hi Louis Chan,

We don't know exactly how the connection between "Top 5 Topics" page and its parent "Forum" is implemented in your case, may be there is some way to find the parent of "Top 5 Topics" when you know that it's clicked. Can you clarify the situation please?

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