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This post has been migrated, original date 18 Oct 2008 After my post Sitecore Sublayout Parameters I had a question about how to get the ID of the current sublayout without having to hard code the ID. So here is the code:
15 public partial class layouts_MySubLayout : System.Web.UI.UserControl 16 { 17     private readonly string _layoutSearch = "/sitecore/layout/sublayouts//*/{0}"; 18     protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) 19     { 20         string className = this.GetType().Name; 21 22         //for this is example I am using a Web Site project. 23         //This means that when I create any User Control it prefixes with 'layouts_' (directory name) 24         //and suffixes '_ascx' (file extension) to the compiled class name. These have to be removed 25         className = className.Replace("_ascx",""); 26         className = className.Replace("layouts_", ""); 27 28         Response.Write(string.Format(_layoutSearch, className)); 29 30         Sitecore.Data.Items.Item template = Sitecore.Context.Database.SelectSingleItem( 31             string.Format(_layoutSearch, className) 32         ); 33 34         if (template != null) 35         { 36             Response.Write(template.ID); 37         } 38         else 39             Response.Write("Not Found"); 40 41     } 42 }
Couple of things to note:
  • When using a Web Site project you will notice that it prefixes and suffixes extra text to the end of your class name at compile time, this has to be removed.
  • I have also assumed that you have kept the name of the class the same as the name of the template.
  • If you are not using a Web Site project but instead using a Web Applicatiton project you maybe able to remove line 25 and 26; just be sure to remove any namespaces so that you are only left with the class name.
  • The code must be run in a member of the sublayout you are trying to retrieve the ID for otherwise you will get an class name
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