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LinkExtensions.ActionLink Method (HtmlHelper, String, String, String, Object, 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 ActionLink(
	this HtmlHelper htmlHelper,
	string linkText,
	string actionName,
	string controllerName,
	Object routeValues,
	Object htmlAttributes
)

Parameters

htmlHelper
Type: System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper

The HTML helper instance that this method extends.

linkText
Type: System.String

The inner text of the anchor element.

actionName
Type: System.String

The name of the action.

controllerName
Type: System.String

The name of the controller.

routeValues
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.

htmlAttributes
Type: System.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 https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb384936(v=vs.108) or https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb383977(v=vs.108).

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The linkText parameter is null or empty.

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

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" }
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