How to get the domain name for a Sitecore item

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I have a multi site Sitecore installation. I am trying to create an email that gets sent out that contains links back to the Sitecore editor for each item. I have it all working except the correct domain name. Given an item ID how would I use the API to get the domain for that item? For example - I want to produce a URL like the following:

http://www.mySite1.com/sitecore/shell/sitecore/content/Applications/Content Editor.aspx?id=id

The only part I'm not sure about is how to programmatically retrieve the "www.mySite1.com" part. Any ideas? I can never find stuff like this in the Sitecore API although I am sure it is there somewhere.


I am assuming you have multiple sites set up in the <sites> section of your web.config file and that each one has a hostName property defined e.g.

<site name="website1" hostName="website1.com" ...
<site name="website2" hostName="website2.com" ...

You can use the SiteManager class to access info about each sites including the hostName

Sitecore.Sites.SiteManager.GetSite("website1").Properties["hostName"]

.. if you are running in a Sitecore page you can access the currently running Site object using

Sitecore.Context.Site

Hope this helps :)