InputExtensions.Hidden Method (HtmlHelper, String, Object)

Returns a hidden input element by using the specified HTML helper, the name of the form field, and the value.

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

public static MvcHtmlString Hidden(
	this HtmlHelper htmlHelper,
	string name,
	Object value


Type: System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper
The HTML helper instance that this method extends.
Type: System.String
The name of the form field and the ViewDataDictionary key that is used to look up the value.
Type: System.Object
The value of the hidden input element. The value is retrieved in this order - the ModelStateDictionary object, the value of this parameter, the ViewDataDictionary object, and lastly, a value attribute in the html attributes.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.MvcHtmlString
An input element whose type attribute is set to "hidden".

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 difference between calling the Hidden method and using an input element is that the Hidden method is designed to make it easy to bind to view data or model data.