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RouteDirection Enumeration

Indicates whether ASP.NET routing is processing a URL from a client or generating a URL.

Namespace:  System.Web.Routing
Assembly:  System.Web.Routing (in System.Web.Routing.dll)

public enum RouteDirection

Member nameDescription
IncomingRequestA URL from a client is being processed.
UrlGenerationA URL is being created based on the route definition.

You can use ASP.NET routing to process a URL by matching it to the route definitions in an ASP.NET application, or to generate URLs that are based on the route definitions. The RouteDirection enumeration provides values that help you differentiate between these scenarios. This is useful because route constraints are processed differently depending on the scenario. If you create a custom route constraint by implementing the IRouteConstraint interface, you might have to check the value of the routeDirection parameter in the Match method to differentiate the scenarios.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5 SP1

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