StaticSiteMapProvider.FindSiteMapNodeFromKey Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Retrieves a SiteMapNode object based on a specified key.

Namespace: System.Web
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public override SiteMapNode FindSiteMapNodeFromKey (
	string key
public SiteMapNode FindSiteMapNodeFromKey (
	String key
public override function FindSiteMapNodeFromKey (
	key : String
) : SiteMapNode



A lookup key with which a SiteMapNode is created.

Return Value

A SiteMapNode that represents the page identified by key; otherwise, a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), if security trimming is enabled and the site map node cannot be shown to the current user or the site map node is not found in the site map node collection by key.

The FindSiteMapNodeFromKey method retrieves a site map node from an internal Hashtable object based on key.

The XmlSiteMapProvider object, which is derived from the StaticSiteMapProvider class and is the default site map provider for ASP.NET, uses the Url property of a SiteMapNode object as a lookup key in its internal collections, by default. If the Url property of the SiteMapNode is set, it must be unique within the scope of the site map provider. The FindSiteMapNode method attempts to retrieve site map nodes based on their Url. Otherwise, you can use the Key property and the corresponding FindSiteMapNodeFromKey method to retrieve site map nodes.

The StaticSiteMapProvider has a default implementation that looks up instances of the SiteMapNode class based on the key parameter. If a site map provider implementer used the AddNode method, the StaticSiteMapProvider already will have stored a reference to each SiteMapNode based on the value of the SiteMapNode.Key property. By default, the XmlSiteMapProvider generates GUIDs for instances of the SiteMapNode class that do not have a value for the SiteMapNode.Url property. Custom site map provider implementers must provide their own mechanism for generating unique values of the SiteMapNode.Key property in the event that an instance of the SiteMapNode class does not have a value for the SiteMapNode.Url property.

The SiteMapProvider and XmlSiteMapProvider classes, which are the default site map provider implementation for ASP.NET, use the URL of a SiteMapNode object as a key in the various collections that the classes maintain.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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