May 12, 2018

Sreekanth B

How To Add favicon.ico In ASP.NET MVC Application

How To Add favicon.ico In ASP.NET MVC Application?

What is the best recommendation for how to serve favicon.ico in ASP.NET MVC?

I am currently doing the following:

Adding an entry to the very beginning of my RegisterRoutes method:

routes.IgnoreRoute("favicon.ico");


Placing favicon.ico in the root of my application (which is also going to be the root of my domain).

Ans:

Placing favicon.ico in the root of your domain only really affects IE5, IIRC. For more modern browsers you should be able to include a link tag to point to another directory:

<link rel="SHORTCUT ICON" href="http://www.mydomain.com/content/favicon.ico"/>

You can also use non-ico files for browsers other than IE, for which I'd maybe use the following conditional statement to serve a PNG to FF,etc, and an ICO to IE:


<link rel="icon" type="image/png" href="http://www.mydomain.com/content/favicon.png" />

<!--[if IE]>

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://www.mydomain.com/content/favicon.ico" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon" />
<![endif]-->

Or

specific ASP.NET MVC it would be better to use either Razor syntax:

<link rel="icon" href="@Url.Content("~/content/favicon.ico")"/>

Or traditionally

<link rel="icon" href="<%= Url.Content("~/content/favicon.ico") %>"/>
rather than

<link rel="icon" href="http://www.mydomain.com/content/favicon.ico"/>.


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