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InputExtensions.Hidden Method (HtmlHelper, String, Object)

Returns a hidden input element by using the specified HTML helper, the name of the form field, and the value.

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

public static MvcHtmlString Hidden(
	this HtmlHelper htmlHelper,
	string name,
	Object value
)

Parameters

htmlHelper
Type: System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper

The HTML helper instance that this method extends.

name
Type: System.String

The name of the form field and the ViewDataDictionary key that is used to look up the value.

value
Type: System.Object

The value of the hidden input element. The value of the element is retrieved from the ViewDataDictionary object. If no value exists there, the value is retrieved from the ModelStateDictionary object. If the element is not found in the ViewDataDictionary or the ModelStateDictionary, the value parameter is used.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.MvcHtmlString
An input element whose type attribute is set to "hidden".

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 difference between calling the Hidden method and using an input element is that the Hidden method is designed to make it easy to bind to view data or model data.

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