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Hi,

I am using vb.net & asp.net 2005 and have a Windows Service and a Web Application.

I have a class named Utilities, object of which is created in the Windows Service (installed on one application server) and also from a Web Page (installed on other web server).

In the older versions of my project I used to implement #If Web = 1/0 Then # compiler directives to compile and build code that was specific to my app server and for my web server and install those specific builds on their servers respectively.

Now a decision has been taken that we will use the Web = 1 directive ONLY (A single build for app and web). But the differentiated Codes must be maintained. The condition I am trying to differentiate here is, if it’s a web application that is calling the Utilities code then I must use HTTP Cache otherwise if it’s a windows service (win app) I make calls to database to fetch required values.

hence I need an alternative approach to the problem than Web = 1 directive.

A very layman approach would be passing a parameter (say IsWindows = True) to Utilities while making Windows Application calls. So that it would tell the code if a windows service is calling it or a web page.

But do we have anything more sophisticated e.g. something in ApplicationServices namespace that tells me whether the base application is windows or web?

I do not want to use AssemblyName or path properties as they would be very crude to use.

What about creating an object of ApplicationServices.WebUser class … it should be equal to nothing when a windows application calls it … right?

If no then anything else which you guys can reckon?

Thx

Vinit Sankhe


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Can't you check HttpContext.Current?

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...t.Current.aspx

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