FormExtensions.BeginForm Method (HtmlHelper, Object)
Writes an opening <form> tag to the response and includes the route values in the action attribute. The form uses the POST method, and the request is processed by the action method for the view.
Assembly: System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)
public static MvcForm BeginForm( this HtmlHelper htmlHelper, Object routeValues )
- Type: System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper
The HTML helper instance that this method extends.
- Type: System.Object
An object that contains the parameters for a route. The parameters are retrieved through reflection by examining the properties of the object. This object is typically created by using object initializer syntax.
Return ValueType: System.Web.Mvc.Html.MvcForm
An opening <form> tag.
Usage NoteIn 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.aspx or http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb383977.aspx.
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 following example shows how to use this form of the method.