LinkExtensions.RouteLink Method (HtmlHelper, String, RouteValueDictionary, IDictionary<String, Object>)

Returns an anchor element (a element) that contains the virtual path of the specified action.

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

public static MvcHtmlString RouteLink(
	this HtmlHelper htmlHelper,
	string linkText,
	RouteValueDictionary routeValues,
	IDictionary<string, Object> htmlAttributes


Type: System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper
The HTML helper instance that this method extends.
Type: System.String
The inner text of the anchor element.
Type: System.Web.Routing.RouteValueDictionary
An object that contains the parameters for a route.
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 (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 b8020aae-374d-46a9-bcb7-8cc2390b93b6 or 175ce3ff-9bbf-4e64-8421-faeb81a0bb51.


The linkText parameter is null or empty.

The RouteLink method renders an element that links to a URL, which can 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" }