RouteLink Method (HtmlHelper, String, String, RouteValueDictionary, IDictionary(String, Object))

LinkExtensions.RouteLink Method (HtmlHelper, String, String, RouteValueDictionary, IDictionary(Of String, Object))

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)

<ExtensionAttribute> _
Public Shared Function RouteLink ( _
	htmlHelper As HtmlHelper, _
	linkText As String, _
	routeName As String, _
	routeValues As RouteValueDictionary, _
	htmlAttributes As IDictionary(Of String, Object) _
) As MvcHtmlString
Dim htmlHelper As HtmlHelper 
Dim linkText As String 
Dim routeName As String 
Dim routeValues As RouteValueDictionary 
Dim htmlAttributes As IDictionary(Of String, Object)
Dim returnValue As MvcHtmlString 

returnValue = htmlHelper.RouteLink(linkText, _
	routeName, routeValues, htmlAttributes)


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.String

The name of the route that is used to return a virtual path.

Type: System.Web.Routing.RouteValueDictionary

An object that contains the parameters for a route.

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IDictionary(Of String, Object)

An object that contains the HTML attributes to set for the element.

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 or


The linkText parameter is Nothing 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.

The htmlAttributes parameter consists of an object that contains name/value pairs. The attributes that are specified in the name/value pairs depend on the HTML element that is being rendered. For example, for an anchor (a) element, you might provide the following anonymous object:

New With {.target="_self", .name="summary" }
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