Providing Default Values for a Route in ASP.NET MVC

Published on April 21, 2013 by Senthil Kumar

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The default values are useful specially when the entered URL does not contain the items with in the pattern . In these scenarios , the URL can route to the default action or controller.

Providing Default Values for a Route in ASP.NET MVC

Below is a sample code snippet demonstrating the usage of the default values to the route.

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Linq;

using System.Web;

using System.Web.Mvc;

using System.Web.Routing;

namespace MvcApplication1


public class RouteConfig


public static void RegisterRoutes(RouteCollection routes)



routes.MapRoute("NewRoute", "Abundantcode/{controller}/{action}", new { action = "Index" });




In the above example , if the action is missed out in the entered URL , it can use the “Index” action by default.

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