Multiple Default Routes in ASP.NET MVC to different Default Actions

Multiple Default Routes in ASP.NET MVC to different Default Actions

I have multiple controllers with different actions (no "Index" actions). The actions I consider "default" actions, are named differently. I want to create default routes for their names and have the first available action (from my list of default actions) executed if only the controller name is provided in the route.

So, for example, I have the following actions which I want to consider default and want checked for their existence in a controller in this order:

List()  Draw() ViewSingle()  

The routing should somehow search for /{controller} and then take the first available action from the list above as default action, e.g.:

/ControllerA     -> ControllerA.List() /ControllerB     -> ControllerB.Draw() /ControllerC     -> ControllerC.ViewSingle() /ControllerD     -> ControllerD.Draw() /ControllerE     -> ControllerE.List() 

Is this possible? I tried creating additional Default actions like this but couldn't get it to work:

routes.MapRoute("Default1", "{controller}/{action}",   new { controller = UrlParameter.Optional, action = "List" }   routes.MapRoute("Default2", "{controller}/{action}",   new { controller = UrlParameter.Optional, action = "Draw" }   routes.MapRoute("Default3", "{controller}/{action}",   new { controller = UrlParameter.Optional, action = "ViewSingle" }  


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I think it would work.

But if you want to go on with creating routes, you create each route like this:.
routes.MapRoute("Default1", "ControllerA",   new { controller = ControllerA, action = "List" } 
Notice that ControllerA is not in curly braces,it's a static text.

So you create routes for each controller.

Keep controller naming convention in mind..


I agree with Narsil.

You should write a constant to url.

-like controller name- 'cause MVC cannot resolve this routes and cannot figure out what you want to show.

. eg..
routes.MapRoute(null, "ControllerA/{action}",   new { controller = "ControllerA", action = "List" }   routes.MapRoute(null, "ControllerB/{action}",   new { controller = "ControllerB", action = "Draw" }   routes.MapRoute(null, "ControllerC/{action}",   new { controller = "ControllerC", action = "ViewSingle" }  

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