Controller.Content Method (String, String)

Visual Studio 2010

Creates a content result object by using a string and the content type.

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

protected internal ContentResult Content(
	string content,
	string contentType


Type: System.String
The content to write to the response.
Type: System.String
The content type (MIME type).

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.ContentResult
The content result instance.

The result object that is prepared by this method is written to the response by the MVC framework when the object is executed.

A Visual Studio project with source code is available to accompany this topic: Download.

The example in this section shows how to use markup and code to display "Use <b> for bold text" in the browser when the Test Content link is clicked.

The following example shows markup that invokes the TestContent method.

<%= Html.ActionLink("Test Content with Type", "TstContentConType", 
    new { id = false, sMsg="Use <b> for bold text"})%> 

The following example shows the TestContent method.

public ActionResult TstContentConType(bool id, string sMsg) {
    string contentType = "text/plain";
    if (id == false)
        contentType = "text/html";
    return Content(Server.HtmlEncode(sMsg),contentType);

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