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asp.net mvc my route isn't working

jackjohnson44
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Last Modified: 2014-01-04
I am having a very strange issue with my route in my global.asax.cs page.  

In the mapRoute below, if I use action = "Grid", everything works.  I can use either url below to navigate to the correct controller.  If I use action="Angular", both urls below go to the Angular Controller.  I have no idea why this is, but it took me a very long time to find.

These only work when the global file has action="Grid", otherwise they always go to Angular
http://localhost:53233/Template/Grid
http://localhost:53233/Template/Angular


    public class TemplateController : Controller
    {
        //
        // GET: /Template/

        public ActionResult Index()
        {
            return View();
        }

        public ActionResult Grid()
        {
            return View("Grid");
        }

        public ActionResult Angular()
        {
            return View("Angular");
        }

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routes.MapRoute(
"Default", // Route name
"{controller}/{action}/{id}", // URL with parameters
new { controller = "Template", action = "Grid", id = UrlParameter.Optional }// Parameter defaults

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hi
Code you have given has build error.

Update with this:

routes.MapRoute(
                "Default", // Route name
                "{controller}/{action}/{id}", // URL with parameters
                new { controller = "Template", action = "Grid", id = UrlParameter.Optional });// Parameter defaults

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Comment out original one.
Create two views (Grid and Angular) inside
~\Views\Template\
path.

It is working for me.
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simple way of creating view is:

inside Template controller, just right click on
View("Grid")
and select add view. It will take view name also automatically.

Same thing for Angular view also and RUN application.

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Hi, thanks.  The compile error was because I choppped the last line.  It should have included a ");".  My code looks right and should work, but something is causing the issue I talked about above.  Any ideas how to diagnose this?
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All of my code is above.  I showed the Template controller and my single mapping.  Action comes from the map route.
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I created a new MVC5 project with a templatecontroller (using your code) and the following mapRoute:

routes.MapRoute(
                name: "Default",
                url: "{controller}/{action}/{id}",
                defaults: new { controller = "Template", action = "Angular", id = UrlParameter.Optional }
            );

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On the code part it is pretty thesame of what you have sent us, only I don't have any issues.
Which version of MVC are you using and which Visual studio version?

Currently only thing that I can think of is that there is something interferring with the code you have besides the code you posted.
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