Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Page Hit Counter using the Application in ASP.NET

Posted by Rahul Kharde at 9:36 PM
It is sometimes useful to display the number of visits a page on a Web site has experienced using a counter that's displayed as part of the page's content. This is a very simple hit counter / page counter to see how many people have visited a web page if you want to show it on a web page. This is a simple using the Application in ASP.NET

Application Object

The Application object is used to store and access variables from any page, just like the Session object. The difference is that ALL users share ONE Application object (with Sessions there is ONE Session object for EACH user).
The Application object holds information that will be used by many pages in the application (like database connection information). The information can be accessed from any page. The information can also be changed in one place, and the changes will automatically be reflected on all pages.
The global.asax file is used to add application level logic & processing. Note that the global.asax does not handle any UI related processing, nor does it process individual page level requests. It basically controls the following events...

When an web page load, this event occurs only one time in an application’s life cycle. It occurs again when you restart the IIS. When IIS reset then application count also reset to zero (0). It’s the best place to count number of visitors. 

 void Application_Start(object sender, EventArgs e)
            // Code that runs on application startup
            Application["hit"] = 0;


Used label to show the no of hit in web page

<html xmlns="">
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text="Label"></asp:Label>


        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            if (!IsPostBack)
                Application["hit"] = Convert.ToInt32(Application["hit"].ToString()) + 1;
            Label1.Text = "Count = " + Convert.ToInt32(Application["hit"].ToString());


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Ryan counts on August 17, 2012 at 3:24 AM said...

I have not used any ASP.Net but it looks simple,i will definitely try it.Thanks for sharing.Adding hit counter to your site is very important.It not only reports your traffic numbers, but also gives you valuable information that will help you understand the behavior of your site visitors better and so perform outstanding customer intelligence.Simple hit counter tools are available in order to help you track the activities of customers instantly without any hassle.

Anonymous said...

Simple and neat !! This is what I'm searching for !! Awesome work..

Keep posting :))

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot... This is simple. Saved a hell lot of time for me... Keep posting

aruny308 on March 26, 2014 at 10:50 AM said...

If page loading fails in the middle of operation? on August 22, 2016 at 10:36 AM said...
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Rahul Kharde on August 22, 2016 at 11:19 PM said...

Hi Sani,

When you restart your IIS count also get restarted

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