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john rob

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Posted on    October-10-2014 2:38 AM


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'm trying to create an automatic sitemap ActionResult that outputs a valid sitemap.xml file. The actual generation of the file is not a problem, but I can't seem to figure out how to populate the list of URL's in the system. Here is the code I have so far:

public ContentResult Sitemap()


            XNamespace xmlns = "http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9";

            XElement root = new XElement(xmlns + "urlset");


            using (MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream())


                using (StreamWriter writer = new StreamWriter(ms, Encoding.UTF8))





                return Content(Encoding.UTF8.GetString(ms.ToArray()), "text/xml", Encoding.UTF8);



For instance, suppose I have two controllers, and each controller has two actions associated with them:


·         Edit

·         Create


·         Company

·         Management


Kamlakar Singh
Kamlakar Singh

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Posted on    October-10-2014 2:40 AM

I took a look at Maarten Balliauw's approach per likwid's comment, but it seems to be overkill for what I'm trying to do.

I've hacked together a temporary solution. I'm simply passing the controller and action names to generate the URL's. In order to generate the URL's, I'm using the following code:

    List<string> urlList = new List<string>();

    urlList.Add(GetUrl(new { controller = "Help", action = "Edit" }));

    urlList.Add(GetUrl(new { controller = "Help", action = "Create" }));

    urlList.Add(GetUrl(new { controller = "About", action = "Company" }));

    urlList.Add(GetUrl(new { controller = "About", action = "Management" }));

where GetUrl is as below:

protected string GetUrl(object routeValues)


            RouteValueDictionary values = new RouteValueDictionary(routeValues);

            RequestContext context = new RequestContext(HttpContext, RouteData);


            string url = RouteTable.Routes.GetVirtualPath(context, values).VirtualPath;


            return new Uri(Request.Url, url).AbsoluteUri;


This seems to do the trick for now, though I do like the idea of having actionfilter's applied to certain actions that get pulled together automatically.

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