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InputExtensions.TextBox Method (HtmlHelper, String, Object, String, IDictionary<String, Object>)

Returns a text input element.

Namespace:  System.Web.Mvc.Html
Assembly:  System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)
public static MvcHtmlString TextBox(
	this HtmlHelper htmlHelper,
	string name,
	Object value,
	string format,
	IDictionary<string, Object> htmlAttributes
)

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 text input element. If this value is null, the value of the element is retrieved from the ViewDataDictionary object. If no value exists there, the value is retrieved from the ModelStateDictionary object.

format
Type: System.String

A string that is used to format the input.

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.MvcHtmlString
An input element whose type attribute is set to "text".

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).
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