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FormExtensions.BeginForm Method (HtmlHelper, String, String, RouteValueDictionary)

Writes an opening <form> tag to the response, which will be handled by the specified 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,
	RouteValueDictionary routeValues
)

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.
routeValues
Type: System.Web.Routing.RouteValueDictionary
An object that contains the parameters for a route.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.Html.MvcForm
An MVC form.

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 Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).

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.

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