Getting a list of all pages and all web parts on one page

Hi, is it possible to get a list of all pages in the portal in, for example, a treeview, with the WebParts info dynamic loaded from Personalization? Something like:


The pages (info) is actually stored in a DB and retrieved dynamic on loading (pretty much as I tried to explain on my blog).
I'm using a MasterPage and load a Custom Control with Zones in the ContentPlaceHolder. Thank to URL rewriting, I am able to perform Personalization on the rewritten URL and overwriting the Personalization provider.
This means that all my "PersonalizationBlobs" should be retrievable by path. Question is if I can do something with this Blob without actually being on that particular page. And how to get it into "readable" data?

Is there a way that I can create an instance of the PersonalizationManager and set it on retrieving the data for a specific path?
Somthing like...

PersonalizationManager m = new PersonalizationManager();
m.Path = "~/PathSavedInDB/";

Which will allow me to loop through the Zones and WebParts of that page/path?


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foreach (WebPartZone wz in WebPartManager1.Zones) 


foreach (WebPart wp in wz.WebParts)


//your code



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2/1/2008 6:36:33 PM

yeah, thanks for you reply, but that is only for web parts and web zones on the current executing page. I want to access all zones and web parts of ALL pages (paths in the personalization database) on 1 page.
More sometime like

foreach (path in paths)
   get webpartmanager of path
   foreach (zone)
      foreach (webpart)

"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today" (James Dean)
2/1/2008 6:56:39 PM

I've seen a solution in Darren Neimke's book "ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts In Action" (highly recommended) that uses the BuildManager to execute the Page and it loads the Webparts by


You can get all webpartpages by

PersonalizationStateInfoCollection psic = PersonalizationAdministration.GetAllState(.,.,.,.);

foreach(PersonalizationStateInfo psi in psic)
{ apply the BuildManager stuff}


But I can't exactly remember how the BuildManger.CreateInstanceFromVirtualPath stuff really works. You have to google.


Hope this Helps,

2/1/2008 9:34:20 PM

Thank you very much for the response. It is exactly what I was looking for. As a matter of fakt, I was reading that book but other more urgent things came along so I had to put it aside before I came to that section. I just found it in the book and will have a look at it as soon as I have time again.

Seems like the BuildManager class is indeed the way to execute the page silently and so retrieve the web parts on it :D

I see if I can write an article about it on my blog as soon as I understand the concept.

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2/1/2008 10:07:32 PM

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