RouteTable Class

RouteTable Class


Stores the URL routes for an application.

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


public class RouteTable


Initializes a new instance of the RouteTable class.


Gets a collection of objects that derive from the RouteBase class.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

Routes are URL patterns that are used for processing requests and that can be used to construct URLs dynamically. The Routes property is a static property (Shared in Visual Basic) that contains all the routes in an application that are used to specify how a URL request is matched to a class that handles the request. To specify a route, you add the route definition to the Routes property. Typically, you add routes to the Routes property from an event handler for the Application_Start event in the Global.asax file.

When an ASP.NET application handles a request, the application iterates through the collection of routes in the Routes property to find the route that matches the format of the URL request. The order of the routes that you add to the Routes property is significant, because the application uses the first route that it finds in the collection that matches the URL.

The following example shows how to add a Route object to the Routes property.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.5

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

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