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

Writes an opening <form> tag to the response and sets the action tag to the specified controller and action. The form uses the specified HTTP 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,
	FormMethod method


Type: System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper
The HTML helper instance that this method extends.
Type: System.String
The name of the action method.
Type: System.String
The name of the controller.
Type: System.Web.Mvc.FormMethod
The HTTP method for processing the form, either GET or POST.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.Html.MvcForm
An opening <form> tag.

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 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.

The following example shows how to use this form of the method.

@using (Html.BeginForm("Login", "Account", FormMethod.Post))
    <input type="submit" value="Sign In">
// Produces the following form element
// <form action="/Account/Login" action="post">