Well, as a developer I notice there were many websites where the URL does not contain the language extension that they used to build the website, for example, instead of shows “page.php” or “page.aspx” it simple shows “page”.
So, I gave myself to the task of investigating how to achieve this, because I like to maintain everything simple and not give many details about what is behind scenes, so when I found the solution I was surprised because it was simpler than I though.
All you have to do is follow the next steps to archive this.
Here is an ASP.NET WebForms project, we have two pages “Page1” and “Page2” with its respective “.aspx” extension, on “Page1” I have a button that will take the user to “Page 2” as you can see on the following screenshot.
I am using
to change to “Page2” and as well on the back instruction and results page, we will see “.aspx” extension.
To get rid of this we have to install the package “Microsoft.AspNet.FriendlyUrls” using NuGet Manager on Visual Studio.
On Visual Studio…
Tools > NuGet Package Manager > Manage NuGet Package for Solution.
Once we are there:
SELECT Browse Tab > Type “Microsoft.AspNet.FriendlyUrls” and Search > SELECT from the results “Microsoft.AspNet.FriendlyUrls” > CHECK Project to install > Hit Install
Accept the changes on the solution
Get rid of “Site.Mobile.Master” and “ViewSwitcher.ascx” we do not need them.
Add a new Item, “Global.asax”
and the following code on “Application_Start”, as well as its respective libraries.
And… voila! as you can see we are able to access the “Page2” without using the extension”.aspx”.
Do not worry if you have different pages or folders, it will route them automatically, all you have to do is just specify the name of the page and if it applies, its respective folder route.
Thank you so much for reading me, this is the first post I do on my new Blog, I will continue posting more articles related to different technologies, hope it helps in your career as Developer!