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Thread: Update Desktop File from ASP.Net 1.x

  1. #1
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    Nov 2004

    Update Desktop File from ASP.Net 1.x

    I am in the process of providing the capability on our Intranet main portal page that will allow the user to have a list of personal favorite links. They will be able to manage these links which I would like to have stored in an XML file on the user's desktop.

    I have two questions.
    1. Is it possible to identify the User ID that they have logged into their desktop with?
    2. Is there any way that I can reference an xml file on a desktop and update information back to the file?

    If anyone has a suggestion of a better way of doing this, I am open to looking at them.

    Thanks in Advance,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Portland, OR
    If you set your site to use Windows authentication, you can obtain the user's ID from Context.Current.User.Name. I no of no way, however, to access a file on the user's machine from the Web server.

    I recommend that you upgrade to ASP.NET 2.0 and take advantage of its built-in personalization features.
    Phil Weber

    Please post questions to the forums, where others may benefit.
    I do not offer free assistance by e-mail. Thank you!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004

    Update Desktop File from ASP.Net 1.x

    I have requested an upgrade to ASP.Net 2.0, but am currently waiting on approval. I will take a look at the personalization features that it has and I may be able to get things sped up to make the necessary acquisition.

    Phil, thanks for note on how to get the User ID. I really appreciate your quick response.

    Thanks Again,

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