RegisterArea in ASP.NET MVC

Published on April 27, 2013 by abundantcode

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In the previous article, we provided you an overview of the areas in ASP.NET MVC. When a new area is created in ASP.NET MVC, a file with the area name suffixed by AreaRegistration will be created.

In the example as described in the previous article, the AbundantcodePayrollAreaRegistration.cs contains the following

using System.Web.Mvc;

namespace MvcApplication1.Areas.AbundantcodePayroll


public class AbundantcodePayrollAreaRegistration : AreaRegistration


public override string AreaName




return "AbundantcodePayroll";



public override void RegisterArea(AreaRegistrationContext context)





new { action = "Index", id = UrlParameter.Optional }





This class contains the RegisterArea method which is used to register the route with the pattern for the area.

In the sample above the following route is registered.

“AbundantcodePayroll/ {controller}/{action}/{id}”

Additionally, all the areas are automatically are registered via the RegisterAllAreas method which is called in the Global.asax.cs.

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