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Sunday, February 28, 2016

MVC RedirectToAction Explained for Beginners

RedirectToAction should be simple but sometimes they are confusing to beginners.  There are 3 ways to call RedirectToAction
  1. If you are already on a page within a controller you can use the shortest one which is only the caption and the action.

    eg. RedirectToAction("MyActionName")
  2. If you are referencing another controller or you want to include parameters.

    IMPORTANT: It may seem redundant but you need to list the action name twice. Notice Login is listed twice. 

    eg. RedirectToAction("Login", new RouteValueDictionary(new { controller = "Account", action = "Login", returnUrl = "/PersonalizedLearn" }));
I hope this clears up how RedirectToAction calls work.

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