URLs, Routing, and Areas

  • Adam Freeman
  • Steven Sanderson


Before the introduction of MVC, ASP.NET assumed that there was a direct relationship between requested URLs and the files on the server hard disk. The job of the server was to receive the request from the browser and deliver the output from the corresponding file, as follows:

Request URL

Corresponding File



File not found!Send error 404.


Action Method Segment Variable Customer Action Disk File Public Class 
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© Adam Freeman and Steven Sanderson 2011

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  • Adam Freeman
  • Steven Sanderson

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