ASP.NET About Box (Page)
I had a request for an ASP.NET version of my windows forms About Box. This is a good idea that I've considered in the past, so I took the time to convert it today:
Clicking details will provide a dump of all loaded assemblies in summary form, with links to the full list of the attributes for each assembly-- exactly the same information the windows forms version provides.
The main page is a HTML template; you can make it look however you want by modifying the markup-- no recompilation required. To display entry assembly attributes, use the named properties defined in the About class, eg
Version <%=Version%>, or call
EntryAssemblyAttrib(key) with any arbitrary attribute key you want to display.
Oh, and populate your damn assembly attributes, because that's where all this information is automatically derived from:
<Assembly: AssemblyTitle("About Page Demo")> <Assembly: AssemblyDescription("A website demonstrating the About page")> <Assembly: AssemblyCompany("Atwood Heavy Industries")> <Assembly: AssemblyProduct("Demos")> <Assembly: AssemblyCopyright(" 2005, Atwood Heavy Industries")> <Assembly: AssemblyTrademark("All Rights Reserved")>
I don't think this is enough to justify another CodeProject article, so I'll host it here and link it from the comments in the original article.