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LinkExtensions.ActionLink Method (HtmlHelper, String, String, Object, Object)

Returns an anchor element (a element) for the specified link text, action, route values, and HTML attributes.

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

'Declaration
<ExtensionAttribute> _
Public Shared Function ActionLink ( _
	htmlHelper As HtmlHelper, _
	linkText As String, _
	actionName As String, _
	routeValues As Object, _
	htmlAttributes As Object _
) As MvcHtmlString
'Usage
Dim htmlHelper As HtmlHelper 
Dim linkText As String 
Dim actionName As String 
Dim routeValues As Object 
Dim htmlAttributes As Object 
Dim returnValue As MvcHtmlString 

returnValue = htmlHelper.ActionLink(linkText, _
	actionName, routeValues, htmlAttributes)

Parameters

htmlHelper
Type: System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper
The HTML helper instance that this method extends.
linkText
Type: System.String
The inner text of the anchor element.
actionName
Type: System.String
The name of the action.
routeValues
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. The object is typically created by using object initializer syntax.
htmlAttributes
Type: System.Object
An object that contains the HTML attributes for the element. The attributes are retrieved through reflection by examining the properties of the object. The object is typically created by using object initializer syntax.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.MvcHtmlString
An anchor element (a element).

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 https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb384936 or https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb383977.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The linkText parameter is Nothing or empty.

The ActionLink method renders an element that links to an action method.

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

@Html.ActionLink("Go to contact page", "Contact", new { Name = "Example" }, new { id = "link1" })
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