Sitecore locating sublayouts on your webpage

A very neat solution with a huge reward. Well done!

Brian Pedersen's Sitecore and .NET Blog

This is a followup from the post, Get Sitecore placeholders and rendering hierarchy from a Sitecore item, where I adress one of the difficulties when working with pages in Sitecore, that they tend to get very complex as one page may contain 10-30 sublayouts and renderings.
Is is very easy to loose track of which sublayout is placed where, especially if you use nested or dynamic placeholders on your pages.

My colleagues Laust Skat Nielsen and Jannik Nilsson came up with this solution to write out the name of the sublayout in the rendered HTML when in debug mode.

Their method adds a comment to the HTML when a control is rendered:

It is very simple to do. On PreRender, simply go through the control collection and inject the path before the usercontrol is rendered. Place the following code in the codebehind of your Layout (.aspx) file.

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