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FormExtensions.BeginForm Method (HtmlHelper, String, String, FormMethod, IDictionary<String, Object>)

Writes an opening <form> tag to the response. When the user submits the form, the request will be processed by an action method.

Namespace:  System.Web.Mvc.Html
Assembly:  System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)

public static MvcForm BeginForm(
	this HtmlHelper htmlHelper,
	string actionName,
	string controllerName,
	FormMethod method,
	IDictionary<string, Object> htmlAttributes
)

Parameters

htmlHelper
Type: System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper

The HTML helper instance that this method extends.

actionName
Type: System.String

The name of the action method.

controllerName
Type: System.String

The name of the controller.

method
Type: System.Web.Mvc.FormMethod

The HTTP method for processing the form, either GET or POST.

htmlAttributes
Type: System.Collections.Generic.IDictionary<String, Object>

An object that contains the HTML attributes to set for the element.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.Html.MvcForm
An opening <form> tag.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type HtmlHelper. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb384936(v=vs.108) or http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb383977(v=vs.108).

The BeginForm method renders a form that will be handled by a controller action method.

You can use this method in a using block. In that case, the method renders the closing </form> tag at the end of the using block.

The htmlAttributes parameter consists of an object that contains name/value pairs. The attributes that are specified in the name/value pairs depend on the HTML element that is being rendered. For example, for a form element, you might provide the following anonymous object:

new { id = “text1”, accept-charset=”iso-8859-1” }

New With { .id = “text1”, .accept-charset=”iso-8859-1” }

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