AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates a route in a route table within a VPC.

You must specify one of the following targets: internet gateway or virtual private gateway, NAT instance, NAT gateway, VPC peering connection, network interface, or egress-only internet gateway.

When determining how to route traffic, we use the route with the most specific match. For example, traffic is destined for the IPv4 address, and the route table includes the following two IPv4 routes:

Both routes apply to the traffic destined for However, the second route in the list covers a smaller number of IP addresses and is therefore more specific, so we use that route to determine where to target the traffic.

For more information about route tables, see Route Tables in the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud User Guide.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to CreateRouteAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.EC2
Assembly: AWSSDK.EC2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public abstract CreateRouteResponse CreateRoute(
         CreateRouteRequest request
Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.CreateRouteRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateRoute service method.

Return Value
The response from the CreateRoute service method, as returned by EC2.


This example creates a route for the specified route table. The route matches all traffic ( and routes it to the specified Internet gateway.

To create a route

var response = client.CreateRoute(new CreateRouteRequest 
    DestinationCidrBlock = "",
    GatewayId = "igw-c0a643a9",
    RouteTableId = "rtb-22574640"


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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