Context keyword doesn't get recognized in ASP.net 5 MVC Controller for use with Sessions


I am using ASP.net 5 Beta 8. I want to make use of Sessions however Context keyword is not being understood.

In my packages.json

"Microsoft.AspNet.Http": "1.0.0-beta8", "Microsoft.AspNet.Session": "1.0.0-beta8",

In my ConfigureServices of Startup.cs

// Add MVC services to the services container. services.AddMvc(); //Session Support services.AddSession(); services.AddCaching();

In Configure of Startup.cs

//Session app.UseSession(); // Add MVC to the request pipeline. app.UseMvc(routes => { routes.MapRoute( name: "default", template: "{controller=Home}/{action=Index}/{id?}"); });

In HomeController.cs

using Microsoft.AspNet.Mvc; using Microsoft.AspNet.Session; using Microsoft.AspNet.Http; public IActionResult Index() { Context.Session.SetString("MyString", "test"); return View(); }

And the error I get is


The name 'Context' does not exist in the current context


I also tried removing dnx core from project.json

"frameworks": { "dnx451": { } },

but it also doesn't work.

Take note: I have used the previous answers on stackoverflow to try resolve the issue and it hasn't worked. e.g. <a href="https://stackoverflow.com/questions/29420262/sessions-in-asp-net-5" rel="nofollow">Link1</a>

I also tried various blog posts on Sessions in ASP.NET 5 but I still get the same error.


Made some renames on beta 8, here is a helpful <a href="https://christopherhackett.co.uk/blog/2015/10/17/ASP.NET-5-MVC-6-renames-in-beta-8/" rel="nofollow">link</a>

Older Beta 8 Context HttpContext Context.Session.Set(String, byte[]) HttpContext.Session.SetInt32(String, byte[])

Diagnostics Error pages provided by diagnostics have better names to avoid confusion.

app.UseDeveloperExceptionPage(); Older Beta 8 app.ErrorHandler() app.UseExceptionHandler() app.ErrorPage() app.UseDeveloperExceptionPage()


Solution is to use HttpContext

HttpContext.Session.SetString("MyString", "test");


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