LinkExtensions.RouteLink Method (HtmlHelper, String, RouteValueDictionary)

Visual Studio 2010

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 RouteLink(
	this HtmlHelper htmlHelper,
	string linkText,
	RouteValueDictionary routeValues


Type: System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper
The HTML helper instance that this method extends.
Type: System.String
The inner text of the anchor element.
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 Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).


The linkText parameter is null or empty.

The RouteLink method renders an element that links to a URL, which can resolve to an action method, a file, a folder, or some other resource.

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