AjaxExtensions.ActionLink Method (AjaxHelper, String, String, String, Object, AjaxOptions)

Returns an anchor element that contains the URL to the specified action method; when the action link is clicked, the action method is invoked asynchronously by using JavaScript.

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

public static MvcHtmlString ActionLink(
	this AjaxHelper ajaxHelper,
	string linkText,
	string actionName,
	string controllerName,
	Object routeValues,
	AjaxOptions ajaxOptions


Type: System.Web.Mvc.AjaxHelper

The AJAX helper.

Type: System.String

The inner text of the anchor element.

Type: System.String

The name of the action method.

Type: System.String

The name of the controller.

Type: System.Object

An object that contains the parameters for a route. The parameters are retrieved through reflection by examining the properties of the object. This object is typically created by using object initializer syntax.

Type: System.Web.Mvc.Ajax.AjaxOptions

An object that provides options for the asynchronous request.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.MvcHtmlString
An anchor element.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type AjaxHelper. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb384936(v=vs.108) or https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb383977(v=vs.108).


The linkText parameter is null or empty.

This method renders an anchor element. When the user clicks the link, MVC asynchronously invokes the specified action method via an HTTP POST request. The response of that action method can be used to update a specified DOM element, depending on which AjaxOptions are specified.