AjaxExtensions.RouteLink Method (AjaxHelper, String, String, String, String, String, RouteValueDictionary, AjaxOptions, IDictionary<String, Object>)

Returns an anchor element that contains the virtual path for the specified route values; when the link is clicked, a request is made to the virtual path asynchronously by using JavaScript.

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

public static MvcHtmlString RouteLink(
	this AjaxHelper ajaxHelper,
	string linkText,
	string routeName,
	string protocol,
	string hostName,
	string fragment,
	RouteValueDictionary routeValues,
	AjaxOptions ajaxOptions,
	IDictionary<string, Object> htmlAttributes


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 route to use to obtain the form post URL.

Type: System.String

The protocol for the URL, such as "http" or "https".

Type: System.String

The host name for the URL.

Type: System.String

The URL fragment name (the anchor name).

Type: System.Web.Routing.RouteValueDictionary

An object that contains the parameters for a route.

Type: System.Web.Mvc.Ajax.AjaxOptions

An object that provides options for the asynchronous request.

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IDictionary<String, Object>

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

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).aspx or https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb383977(v=vs.108).aspx.


The linkText parameter is null or empty.

The RouteLink method renders an anchor (a) element that links to a URL, which could 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 { target="_self", name="summary" }