ASP.NET URL Rewriting


How do I rewrite URL's in ASP.NET?

I would like users to be able to goto instead of

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  • Translate

    Try the Managed Fusion Url Rewriter and Reverse Proxy:

    The rule for rewriting this would be:

    # clean up old rules and forward to new URL
    RewriteRule ^/?user=(.*)  /users/$1 [NC,R=301]
    # rewrite the rule internally
    RewriteRule ^/users/(.*)  /?user=$1 [NC,L]

  • Translate

    Microsoft now ships an official URL Rewriting Module for IIS:

    It supports most types of rewriting including setting server variables and wildcards.

    It also will exist on all Azure web instances out of the box.

  • Ternence Lee

    I have used an httpmodule for url rewriting from with great success (albeit I believe a much earlier, simpler version)

    If you have very few actual rewriting rules then url mappings built in to .NET 2.0 are probably an easier option, there are a few write ups of these on the web, the 4guysfromrolla one seems fairly exhaustive but as you can see they don't support regular expression mappings are are as such rendered fairly useless in a dynamic environment (assuming "smith" in your example is not a special case then these would be of no use)