A route named 'DefaultApi' is already in the route collection

This question may seems duplicate but this is slightly different. In all other question in SO I had noticed that they have multiple routes registered. but in my case I have just one route. 

I am creating asp.net webapi (framework 4.5) and have just one route in RegisterRoutes() method - 

    public static void RegisterRoutes(RouteCollection routes)
            name: "DefaultApi",
            url: "rest/{controller}/{id}",
            defaults: new { id = UrlParameter.Optional }

Then why is it throwing error? 

A route named 'DefaultApi' is already in the route collection. Route names must be unique. Parameter name: name

Last updated:12/3/2014 6:52:00 AM

1 Answers

Anonymous User
Anonymous User

Instead of adding it in the route collection, added it in HttpConfiguration

            routeTemplate: 'rest/{controller}/{id}',
            defaults:new { id = RouteParameter.Optional }