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

Returns an anchor tag 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 string ActionLink(
	this AjaxHelper ajaxHelper,
	string linkText,
	string actionName,
	Object routeValues,
	AjaxOptions ajaxOptions


Type: System.Web.Mvc.AjaxHelper
The AJAX helper.
Type: System.String
The inner text of the anchor tag.
Type: System.String
The name of the action method.
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.String
An anchor tag.

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 Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).


The linkText parameter is null or empty.

This method renders an anchor tag. 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 DOM element by id depending on which AjaxOptions are specified.