HttpContext.Current is nothing in Global.Asax Session_End? Any workarounds?

Hi all.

I'm trying to implement a realtime monitoring system for a web site, pretty much a copy of the one published here:

Now, I have a hashtable whose key is SessionId. It is used to store session-specific information. So, when the session ends (be it because the user clicks the "logout" button which calls Session.Abandon, or due to a timeout) I want to remove that info from my Hashtable (otherwise as days pass, I'll end up with a hashtable full of stale data).

The problem I'm having (and it seems its a fairly common one, due to the amount of related questions i found on several forums) is that on Session_End event in Global.Asax, HttpContext.Current is nothing (let alone HttpContext.Current.Session.SessionId).

I wonder if the original code by Andrew Krowczyk has been tested in real apps, because I can't for the life of me imagine what I'm doing wrong. Even more, since Session_End can be fired because of a Session timeout, in that case it seems natural that HttpContext is nothing...After all, there's no HTTP request associated to it. But even in the "simpler" and normal scenario, where a user clicks "logout" and I programatically call Session.Abandon HttpContext.Current happens to be nothing....

Any ideas?

10/24/2008 2:40:15 PM 93655 articles. 6 followers. Follow

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have you tried to see wath type of object is the sender in the Session_OnEnd? Maybe it is a session object. I don't know but I think you should give it a try!

Wish you luck

10/24/2008 3:02:20 PM

e (System.EventArgs) comes "empty" :(

10/24/2008 5:18:04 PM

Hi NixDev,

In fact, 'HttpContext.Current' is nothing on Session_End event in Global.Asax.

But you can use 'Session.SessionID' to get the SessionID.

public void Session_OnEnd(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  Hashtable tempHash = (Hashtable)Application["SessionList"];

I guess that the 'HttpContext.Current' is destroyed on the event Session_OnEnd, but Session object still exist.

Hua Jun Li
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10/29/2008 3:27:54 AM

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