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Having difficulties when trying to use a base controller

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 06, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net


Here is what I have.

1. A base controller marked mustinherit

2. The base controller in turn inherits from System.Web.Mvc.Controller

3. I have a child controller which is derviced from the Base Controller

4. The child controller has both a parameterless constructor and a contrustor that accepts two arguements.

Here is what I would like to do.

1. I have added a ViewData("Stylesheet") to the master page of the site I am working with

2. I plan to swap out CSS stylesheets based on the users browser (using Request.Browser.Browser)

3. I would like to add set the ViewData in the base class contructor so that all contructors will know where to get the data from for the user.


1. Have done this on the Base Controller

    Public Sub New()
        ViewData("Stylesheet") = BrowserStylesheet()
    End Sub

    Private Function BrowserStylesheet() As String
        Dim message As String = Nothing

        Select Case Request.Browser.Browser
            Case "IE"
                message = "<link href='../../Content/CSS/IE.css' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css' />"
            Case "Firefox"
                message = "<link href='../../Content/CSS/Mozilla.css' rel='stylesheet&#

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