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UrlHelper.Action Method (String, String, RouteValueDictionary, String, String)

Generates a fully qualified URL for an action method by using the specified action name, controller name, route values, protocol to use and host name.

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

public virtual string Action(
	string actionName,
	string controllerName,
	RouteValueDictionary routeValues,
	string protocol,
	string hostName


Type: System.String
The name of the action method.
Type: System.String
The name of the controller.
Type: System.Web.Routing.RouteValueDictionary
An object that contains the parameters for a route.
Type: System.String
The protocol for the URL, such as "http" or "https".
Type: System.String
The host name for the URL.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The fully qualified URL to an action method.

The URL that is returned by this method has a format like the following:


If special characters in the URL must be encoded, use the Encode method. For the previous example, the Encode method returns the following URL:


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