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I'm wondering what use does the SPWeb.Name property have. Is it displayed anywhere?

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With the analysis feature of Reflector you'll find quite a few uses. – Alex Angas Nov 20 '09 at 9:07
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Although this may not be a definitive list but I can tell you it is definitly used in:

The list of Sites on the /_layouts/mngsubwebs.aspx page (Site Settings >> Sites and Workspaces)

The site settings title and description page /_layouts/prjsetng.aspx (Site Settings >> Title, Description and Icon) - In particular it is used when modifying and creating sub web's

It is also used in search alerts too - it is more like the URL name of the site rather than the textual display name of the site, so for example you can have a SPWeb.Title of "My New Site" but the URL will be : the SPWeb.Name in this instance is "mynewsite"

Hope this helps


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So it can be seen as a kind of internal name? – Flo Nov 20 '09 at 8:43
Yes exactly, but with the additional use of being the name that is used in the URL. – Anonymous Nov 20 '09 at 16:30

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