Redirect to Action in another controller


I have two controllers, both called AccountController. One of them, lets call it Controller A, is in an Area called Admin and the other, lets call it Controller B, is not in any Area (I guess that means it's in the default Area?). Controller B has an action method called Login. I have an action method in Controller A, which has this line

return RedirectToAction("LogIn", "Account");

The problem is that I get a 404 when this line gets executed because an attempt is made to redirect to a non-existent action in Controller A. I want to call the action method in Controller B. Is this possible?

This question is tagged with c#-4.0 redirecttoaction

~ Asked on 2012-05-28 13:11:40

The Best Answer is


You can supply the area in the routeValues parameter. Try this:

return RedirectToAction("LogIn", "Account", new { area = "Admin" });


return RedirectToAction("LogIn", "Account", new { area = "" });

depending on which area you're aiming for.

~ Answered on 2012-05-28 13:13:34


Use this:

return RedirectToAction("LogIn", "Account", new { area = "" });

This will redirect to the LogIn action in the Account controller in the "global" area.

It's using this RedirectToAction overload:

protected internal RedirectToRouteResult RedirectToAction(
    string actionName,
    string controllerName,
    Object routeValues


~ Answered on 2012-05-28 13:15:03

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