Alternative for PublishingWeb.IsPublishingWeb

December 19 2012 89 comments

Just today I wondered why something was not working with a specific custom code and was able to track the problem down by debugging to using PublishingWeb.IsPublishingWeb -method to a web in another site collection with read-permissions. The error message was somewhat puzzling, something like:


at Microsoft.SharePoint.Library.SPRequestInternalClass.GetWebUrl(Guid gWebId, String bstrSiteUrl)…..

Then I remembered that my colleaque Tomi Tavela had resolved figuring out whether the SPWeb object is a publishing web or not in an anonymous scenario in this post Anonymous Access and Publishing Web Pages List.

So what I did following Tomi’s approach was to implement an alternative for the awkwardly behaving PublishingWeb.IsPublishingWeb -method by creating a method which checks if the site (SPWeb) has got a Pages-library.

public static bool IsPublishingWeb(SPWeb web)
    if (web == null || !web.Exists) return false;
    return web.Lists.TryGetList(SPUtility.GetLocalizedString
           ("$Resources:List_Pages_UrlName", "cmscore", web.Language))
           != null;

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