This might actually be my first open source project coming to fruition. I have created a lot of special Abandon-ware (Special in that they were abandoned before completion).
Anyway, things are looking good with SiteMapLite. In today’s iteration I have added a nice MenuHelper to help us render the main navigation bar. It also has a nice Cached SiteMap service which wraps around the actual SiteMap service and caches it nicely, so that the text files are not read and parsed for each request.
If you see, this MenuHelper just uses the CachedSiteMapService.Service instance to get the nodes for the role Administrator. As of now, we have hard coded the role to Administrator. In a future iteration, We’ll write code so that it uses the role of current session. This code creates a simple list of urls and it appends any html attributes passed in input parameter to the ul html attribute. [Checkout the updated SiteMapLite code at GitHub].
Till next time