Getting the PageTitle

Getting the PageTitle

Getting the PageTitle of a page should be just a property away would you think. I would call Page.Title to get the title of the current page.

Unfortunately Page.Title contains “\r\n           ” and the title of the page is in a new line, like this:

<title>
	
	RH Test

</title>

The property will only return the first row, which is not very helpful 🙁

So what can we do? Since the title is set through a control within a ContentPlacehoder, my way was to get the control and take the value from it. And… it worked. An extension method will traverse all controls, to find the desired one.

public string GetPageTitle()
{
	var literal = Page.Header.FindControlsOfType<ContentPlaceHolder>().Single(p => p.ID == "PlaceHolderPageTitle").FindControlsOfType<EncodedLiteral>().FirstOrDefault();
	if (literal != null)
	{
		string pageTitle = literal.Text;
		return pageTitle;
	}
	return null;
}

// and an extension method (need to go to a static class!
public static IEnumerable<T> FindControlsOfType<T>(this Control control) where T : Control
{
	foreach (Control child in control.Controls)
	{
		if (child is T)
		{
			yield return (T)child;
		}
		else
		{
			foreach (T grandChild in child.FindControlsOfType<T>())
			{
				yield return grandChild;
			}
		}
	}
}

Page.Title, I got you 😉

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