LinkExtensions.ActionLink Method (HtmlHelper, String, 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)

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

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


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.String

The name of the action.

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.

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 or


The linkText parameter is Nothing or empty.

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