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  • Jonathan Hartley 8 posts 78 karma points
    Nov 14, 2019 @ 18:05
    Jonathan Hartley
    0

    How do I set up a custom route in Umbraco 8?

    I'm trying to set up a custom route in Umbraco 8 by following the instructions on the following page: https://our.umbraco.com/documentation/reference/routing/custom-routes

    As well as consulting the following forum topic: https://our.umbraco.com/forum/umbraco-8/96167-registering-custom-routes-in-umbraco-8

    I created a new folder in my project called Components, and then created a new file in that folder called RegisterCustomRouteComposer.cs. The contents of that file are as follows:

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Web;
    using System.Web.Mvc;
    using System.Web.Routing;
    using Umbraco.Core.Composing;
    using Umbraco.Web;
    using Umbraco.Web.Mvc;
    
    namespace Umbraco8.Components
    {
    
        public class RegisterCustomRouteComposer : ComponentComposer<RegisterCustomRouteComponent>
        { }
    
        public class RegisterCustomRouteComponent : IComponent
        {
            public void Initialize()
            {
                RouteTable.Routes.MapUmbracoRoute("PdfCustomRoute", "pdf/{fileName}", new
                {
                    controller = "Pdf",
                    action = "Index"
                }, new UmbracoVirtualNodeByIdRouteHandler(1105));
            }
    
            public void Terminate()
            {
            }
        }
    }
    

    Is this the correct setup for a route that I want to go to the route pdf/some-pdf-file-name? Also, what is the 1105 in the UmbracoVirtualNodeByIdRouteHandler instantiation supposed to point to? I got the 1105 from the example, but I assume I need to change that to something relevant to my specific project.

    After creating the component file, I then create a folder called Controllers and created a new file in that folder called PdfController.cs. The contents of that file are as follows:

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Web;
    using System.Web.Mvc;
    using Umbraco.Web.Models;
    
    namespace OSU_OIA.Controllers
    {
        public class PdfController : Umbraco.Web.Mvc.RenderMvcController
        {
            // GET: Pdf
            public ActionResult Index(ContentModel model, string fileName)
            {
                return View("PageNotFound");
            }
        }
    }
    

    For the time being, I'm trying to just return the custom 404 Page Not Found template I've created to confirm that the route is working. However, when I go to a URL on the site such as /pdf/asd.pdf, I get an IIS 404 error. Everything builds correctly without any errors.

    What am I missing here? Am I on the right track or completely off? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  • Graham Davis 109 posts 364 karma points
    Nov 15, 2019 @ 18:59
    Graham Davis
    0

    I did my custom routes differently and have posted it below. Offhand.....Assuming everything else is right for you, try changing your controller

    from:

    public class PdfController : Umbraco.Web.Mvc.RenderMvcController

    to:

    public class PdfController : SurfaceController

    The way I did it was to create a file at

    /App_Start/RouteConfig.cs

    using System.Web.Mvc;
    using System.Web.Routing;
    
    namespace zBestPM
    {
        public partial class RouteConfig
        {
            public static void Register_zpmRoutes()
            {
                //Create a custom routes
                RouteTable.Routes.MapRoute(
                       name: "PropertyDetailsShortURL",
                       url: "real-estate/{propertyID}",
                       defaults: new { controller = "Property", action = "Index", propertyID = UrlParameter.Optional }
                   );
    
                RouteTable.Routes.MapRoute(
                       name: "PropertyDetails",
                       url: "real-estate/{description}/{address}/{propertyID}",
                       defaults: new { controller = "Property", action = "Index", propertyID = UrlParameter.Optional }
                   );
            }
        }
    }
    

    and then created a Global.asax.cs in the root:

    using System;
    using Umbraco.Core;
    using Umbraco.Core.Composing;
    using zBestPM;
    
    namespace Umbraco8.Components
    {
        public class zpmConfigRouteRouteComposer : IUserComposer
        {
            public void Compose(Composition composition)
            {
                composition.Components().Append<zpmConfigRouteComponent>();
            }
        }
    
        public class zpmConfigRouteComponent : IComponent
        {
            public void Initialize()
            {
                RouteConfig.Register_zpmRoutes();
            }
    
            public void Terminate()
            {
                throw new NotImplementedException();
            }
        }
    }
    
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