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LinkExtensions.ActionLink Method (HtmlHelper, String, String, RouteValueDictionary)

Returns an anchor element (a element) that contains the virtual path of the specified action.

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

public static MvcHtmlString ActionLink(
	this HtmlHelper htmlHelper,
	string linkText,
	string actionName,
	RouteValueDictionary routeValues
)

Parameters

htmlHelper
Type: System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper

The HTML helper instance that this method extends.

linkText
Type: System.String

The inner text of the anchor element.

actionName
Type: System.String

The name of the action.

routeValues
Type: System.Web.Routing.RouteValueDictionary

An object that contains the parameters for a route.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.MvcHtmlString
An anchor element (a element).

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).aspx or http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb383977(v=vs.108).aspx.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The linkText parameter is null or empty.

The ActionLink method renders an element that links to an action method.

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