Bind Single View With Multiple ActionMethod


This article provides an example of attaching a single view with multiple actions. We create two actions in a single controller and both are called by the single view.

Let's see an example of attaching a single view with multiple actions.

Step 1

Create an application as in the following:

  • Start Visual Studio 2012.
  • From the start window select "Installed" -> "Visual C#" -> "Web".
  • Select "ASP.NET MVC4 Web Application" and click on the "OK" button.

Select MVC4 Web Application

  • From the "MVC4 Project" window select "Web API".

Select WebAPI

  • Click on the "OK" button.

Step 2

Add two action methods in the HomeController.

  • In the "Solution Explorer".
  • Select "Controller" -> "HomeController".
Select HomeController

Add the following Code:

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Linq;

using System.Web;

using System.Web.Mvc;

using MvcApplication11.Models;

namespace MvcApplication11.Controllers


    public class HomeController : Controller


        public ActionResult Show()



            ViewBag.ActionName = "Show";

            return View("Display");


        public ActionResult Show2()



            ViewBag.ActionName = "Show2";

            return View("Display");






Step 3

Now add a MVC4 View Page (aspx) in the Shared folder:

  • In the "Solution Explorer".

  • Right-click on the "Shared" folder and select "Add" -> "New Item".

  • Select "Installed" -> "Visual C#" -> "Web" and select  MVC4 View Page (aspx).

Create ViewPage(aspx)

  • Click on the "Add" button.

Add the following code:

<%@ Page Language="C#" Inherits="System.Web.Mvc.ViewPage<MvcApplication11.Models.Customer>" %>


<!DOCTYPE html>



<head runat="server">

    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" />





     <% var ActionName = ViewBag.Controller; %>

        <% if (ActionName == "Home")


           This is the first Action method




              This is the Second Action method

           <%} %>





Step 4

Execute the application  and change the URL to http://localhost:55615/Home/Show.

Calling ActionMethod1

Now change the URL to http://localhost:55615/Home/Show2

Calling ActionMethod2