AreaRegistration Class

Provides a way to register one or more areas in an ASP.NET MVC application.


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

public abstract class AreaRegistration

The AreaRegistration type exposes the following members.

Protected methodAreaRegistrationInitializes a new instance of the AreaRegistration class.

Public propertyAreaNameGets the name of the area to register.

Public methodEquals (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalize (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCode (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetType (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseClone (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberRegisterAllAreas()Registers all areas in an ASP.NET MVC application.
Public methodStatic memberRegisterAllAreas(Object)Registers all areas in an ASP.NET MVC application by using the specified user-defined information.
Public methodRegisterAreaRegisters an area in an ASP.NET MVC application using the specified area's context information.
Public methodToString (Inherited from Object.)

When you add an area to an ASP.NET MVC application, Visual Studio creates a file named AreaRegistration. The file contains a class that derives from AreaRegistration. This class defines the AreaName property and the RegisterArea method, which registers the route information for the new area.

The following example shows the AreaRegistration class created for a new area named Blog.

public class BlogAreaRegistration : AreaRegistration
    public override string AreaName
            return "Blog";

    public override void RegisterArea(AreaRegistrationContext context)
            new { action = "Index", id = "" }

The Global.asax file contains the RegisterRoutes method that is called when an ASP.NET MVC application starts. The RegisterRoutes method of any application that implements areas must contain a call to the RegisterAllAreas method.

The following example shows a RegisterRoutes method that contains a call to RegisterAllAreas.

public static void RegisterRoutes(RouteCollection routes)
        "Default",                      // Route name
        "{controller}/{action}/{id}",   // URL with parameters
        new { controller = "Home", action = "Index", id = "" }  // Parameter defaults
[Visual Basic]
Shared Sub RegisterRoutes(ByVal routes As RouteCollection)
    routes.MapRoute( _
        "Default", _
        "{controller}/{action}/{id}", _
        New With {.controller = "Home", .action = "Index", .id = ""} _

End Sub

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.