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Partial routing

Describes how to extend routing beyond pages.

Partial routing lets you extend routing beyond pages. You can use partial routing to route to data outside Optimizely CMS or other content types other than pages.

For example: http://site/News/Sports/TheGame/. The http://site/News/ part can represent the URL to a page instance of model type NewsContainer. Then, by registering a partial router for ModelType NewsContainerthe partial router can take care of routing the remaining part of the URL: Sports/TheGame/.

IPartialRouter interface

Each partial router must implement the interface EPiServer.Core.Routing.IPartialRouter<TContent, TRoutedData>, which resides in the EPiServer.dll assembly. The interface is a generic interface with generic constraints where TContent : EPiServer.Core.IContent.

The interface contains the following methods:

  • RoutePartial – Called when the ordinary page routing has routed to a page of type TContent, and there is a remaining part of the URL. The implementation can then route the remaining part of the URL.
  • GetPartialVirtualPath – Called when an outgoing URL is constructed for a content instance of type TOutgoing.

Pass RouteValues to Controller

UrlResolverContext.RouteValues in RoutePartial method reflects HttpContext.RouteValues, which is unchangeable in ASP Net Core.

To add additional data to RouteValuesyou must use IHttpContextAccessor.HttpContext.Items or IHttpContextAccessor.HttpContext.Request.RouteValues. For example:

public class NewsPartialRouter: IPartialRouter<NewsContainer, NewsContent> {
  private readonly IHttpContextAccessor _contextAccessor;

  public object RoutePartial(NewsContainer content, UrlResolverContext urlResolverContext) {
    _contextAccessor.HttpContext.Request.RouteValues.Add("paramName", paramValue);
    // or
    _contextAccessor.HttpContext.Item.Add("paramName", paramValue);
    // MVC controller will be:
    // public IActionResult Index(NewsContainer currentContent, object paramName)
  }
}