FormExtensions.BeginForm Method (HtmlHelper, String, String, RouteValueDictionary, FormMethod)

Writes an opening <form> tag to the response. When the user submits the form, the request will be processed by an action method.

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

public static MvcForm BeginForm(
	this HtmlHelper htmlHelper,
	string actionName,
	string controllerName,
	RouteValueDictionary routeValues,
	FormMethod method


Type: System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper

The HTML helper instance that this method extends.

Type: System.String

The name of the action method.

Type: System.String

The name of the controller.

Type: System.Web.Routing.RouteValueDictionary

An object that contains the parameters for a route.

Type: System.Web.Mvc.FormMethod

The HTTP method for processing the form, either GET or POST.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.Html.MvcForm
An opening <form> tag.

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 BeginForm method renders a form that will be handled by a controller action method.

You can use this method in a using block. In that case, the method renders the closing </form> tag at the end of the using block.